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Local plan draft options EqIA - Action plan

5. Actions for positive, negative and unclear impacts

Adjustments that will be made to remove or reduce identified negative or unclear impacts, or provide justification for continuing with the proposal.

Action plan
IssueAction to be takenPerson(s) responsibleDate to be completed by

Do all options proposed contribute towards sustainable development? Are there other suitable alternatives?

Undertake public consultation and invite comments from the community, local businesses and key stakeholder.

Terry Sneller (Local Plan Team Leader)

On-going

No evidence has been gathered concerning the impact of policies or new development proposals on non-paid carers, sexual orientation, gender identity, black and minority ethnicity and single parent families.

Undertake further evidence gathering on the impact of development on non-paid carers, sexual orientation, gender identify, black and minority ethnicity and single parent families.

Terry Sneller (Local Plan Team Leader)

On-going

Do draft policies provide fair and equal treatment for Travellers?

Monitor the impact of draft policies on the gypsy and traveller community.

Steve Boyt (Senior Planning Officer)

On-going

The Local Plan uses a broad definition of disability and therefore does not consider specific disabilities

Undertake further evidence gathering on the impacts of draft policies on specific disability groups.

Terry Sneller (Local Plan Team Leader)

On-going

The change of use of community facilities could result in negative impacts, such as the loss of places of worship

It is recommended that specific EqIAs should be undertaken for planning applications where necessary.

Mike Garrity (Head of Planning), Anna Lee (Service Manager for Development Management) and individual planning officers.

As and when required.

Equality impact assessment sign-off

EqIA sign off
Role  Name Date
Officer completing the EqIA Nick Cardnell 11 February 2021
 Equality lead Susan Ward-Rice 15 February 2021
Equality & Diversity Action Group Chair Pete Bartlett 15 February 2021

Diversity & Inclusion Officer - Dorset Council

Name: Susan Ward-Rice
Email: susan.ward-rice@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 224368
Full contact details for Diversity & Inclusion Officer - Dorset Council

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