Our Associate Environmental Planner, Jonathan Pearson was invited to speak at RTPI South East’s SA/SEA event last week.

Jonathan shared a consultant’s perspective on assessing the sustainability of Local Plans, covering how to get the working relationship with your SA consultant off to a good start at the tendering stage and the importance of setting realistic goals and priorities for the SA project.

The presentation also went through:

  • inputs that consultants will expect from the plan-makers during an SA;
  • how to increase the SA ’s influence on the Local Plan;
  • the importance of options assessment; and
  • how to reduce risk that changes to local plan will derail production of a robust SA.

If you missed the event and would like to find out more, you can download a copy of Jonathan’s presentation here or get in contact with him at Jonathan.Pearson@landuse.co.uk.