Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Shenley Park SPD
Part 3: What are the next steps?
10. Next steps
10.1 This Environmental Report is published for consultation alongside the Draft Shenley Park SPD. As discussed in Section 1, the aim of this report is to inform the consultation and subsequent plan finalisation.
10.2 Following the consultation the intention is for the SPD to be finalised and then adopted. It is important to note that there is no requirement for SPDs to be subject to an independent examination process prior to adoption (unlike Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans).
10.3 At the time of adoption a brief SEA Statement will be published explaining the step of plan finalisation and also presenting a proposed monitoring framework.
10.4 The SEA regulations require 'measures envisaged concerning monitoring' to be outlined in this report. The Draft SPD states the following:
"Policy S8 of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan sets out how the Council will monitor policies in the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan annually through their Monitoring Report. The Council will monitor the content of and implementation of this Supplementary Planning Document in the same fashion to ensure the aims and objectives of this Supplementary Planning Document are being achieved. In the event delivery is not being achieved in accordance with the Supplementary Planning Document then it may be necessary for the Council to review the Supplementary Planning Document and propose remedial steps."