Supporting Information

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Aberdeenshire Council has written this environmental report for the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2012 and supplementary guidance under the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005. The process taken to write this environmental report is called Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The reason for undertaking SEA is to address all the effects that a plan, programme or strategy will have on the environment. The overall aim of the process is to protect the environment. Throughout this SEA process we have taken the views of others into account before coming to final decisions.

 

Habitats Regulation Appraisal

The draft habitats regulation appraisal was modified following feedback from Scottish Natural Heritage. The following amended document was submitted to accompany the Proposed Plan. A further revision will take place to consider any changes resulting from the examination of the proposed plan

Multi-Equality Impact Assessment

The multi-equality impact assessment (MEIA) identifies where policies, guidance or procedures will have an effect on different people, or groups of people. Aberdeenshire Council has a statutory duty to consider, address and resolve any adverse impact which might arise from the policies included in the Proposed Plan.
The Council recognises the need to comply with legislation and the need to promote equal opportunities for communities and ensure that discrimination does not occur.
The MEIA focuses on equality target groups, these are people within society who are at risk from discrimination and social exclusion.

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