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Appraisal of sustainability for the draft Airports National Policy Statement

Appraisal of potential social, economic and environmental impacts of the proposed policy in the draft Airports National Policy Statement.

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The updated version of this appraisal of sustainability is the October 2017 Appraisal of sustainability for the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement.

Documents

Appraisal of sustainability: draft Airports National Policy Statement, non-technical summary

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Appraisal of sustainability: draft Airports National Policy Statement, main report

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Appraisal of sustainability: draft Airports National Policy Statement, appendix a1 to a12 - topic based schemes assessment

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Appraisal of sustainability: draft Airports National Policy Statement, appendix b - alternatives considered

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Appraisal of sustainability: draft Airports National Policy Statement, appendix c - scoping responses from statutory environmental bodies

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Appraisal of sustainability: draft Airports National Policy Statement, appendix d - variations considered

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Appraisal of sustainability: draft Airports National Policy Statement, scoping report and appendices (review of plans, policies and programmes; review of baseline)

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Appraisal of sustainability: draft Airports National Policy Statement, scoping consultation responses report

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Details

Appraisal of the potential social, economic and environmental impacts of the proposed policy in the draft Airports National Policy Statement. It also recommends options for mitigating potential impacts. It is a requirement under the Planning Act 2008 that national policy statements must be accompanied by an appraisal of sustainability.

Topic based options assessments (appendix a) provide in-depth analysis of the potential direct and indirect effects. Individual appendices cover: community, quality of life, economy, noise, biodiversity, soils, water, air quality, carbon, resources and waste, historic environment, and landscape.

Appendices b, c and d outline information on the shortlisting of alternative schemes, scoping responses from statutory environmental bodies, and variations to scheme designs.

Correction log

This correction log indicates where an inaccuracy has been corrected by the Department for Transport.

Document Page number Correction made Reason for correction Date and time corrected
Appraisal of sustainability non-technical summary 19 “252,000” instead of “257,800” Incorrect numbers transposed 5.00pm, 03.02.17
Appraisal of sustainability non-technical summary 19 “34,700” instead of “36,900” Incorrect numbers transposed 5.00pm, 03.02.17
Appraisal of sustainability non-technical summary 24 “increase to up to 22 MtCO2” rather than “increase by up to 22 MtCO2” Typing error 5.00pm, 03.02.17
Published 2 February 2017
Last updated 7 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Correction log.
  2. Document corrected for 3 small factual inaccuracies, 2 on page 19 and 1 on page 24.
  3. First published.