Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q43. Do you have any views on our intended approach to Health Impact Assessments? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 9138657//8
Respondent Home Builders Federation Ltd (… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 12 Dec 2018
Comment

The NPPG (ID53-004) confirms that a HIA can serve a useful purpose at planning application stage and consultation with the Director of Public Health can establish whether a HIA would be a useful tool for understanding the potential impacts of development proposals will have on wellbeing and existing health services and facilities. However a full HIA should only be required if a significant impact upon the health and wellbeing of the local population from an individual residential development has been identified and evidenced.

Summary
HIA should only be required if significant impact has been identified and evidenced
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