The regulations governing the production of Neighbourhood Plans require a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) to be prepared. In addition, an EU Directive also requires that a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is undertaken to ensure that the environmental effects of the Local Plan are taken into account.

Enplan have been appointed by Horsham District Council to prepare the Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Henfield Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Enplan are now conducting a 5 week consultation on the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan SA/SEA Scoping Report which runs from Tuesday 6th March 2018 till Tuesday 10th April 2018 (inclusive). The purpose of the consultation is to gather comments/views primarily from statutory bodies on the proposed approach and objectives that will be considered through this process. The responses received will be taken into consideration when developing the final SA/SEA approach and subsequent policies within the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan.

The draft scoping report can be found here.