The council consulted on the scope of the sustainability appraisal for the Core Strategy in July 2006. The final date for comments was 22 September 2006.

The final Scoping Report was agreed in July 2007.

The scope of the Sustainability Appraisal has since been reassessed and amended as each stage in the preparation of the Core Strategy has been reached has been reached and a Baseline Review was completed in 2012.