Comprehensive impact assessment

Comprehensive Impact Assessment

We have a Comprehensive Impact Assessment (CIA) in place to make sure that the possible implications, intended or unintended, of all our strategies, plans, policies, major projects or programmes are identified. CIA’s examine how each proposal might affect the communities we serve and how these effects may be felt amongst different population groups within the community, as well as for our partners.

The CIA Framework covers the following key areas:

  • Equality and Diversity/Community Cohesion
  • Environment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Economy
  • Workforce
  • With a cross cutting theme of community safety.

Legal Responsibilities

The CIA Framework has been designed to ensure the Council is compliant with the following statutes:

  • Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (the public sector equality duty) and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011
  • Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (as amended by the Police Reform Act 2002)
  • Duty to Involve (Section 138 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007)
  • Environmental Impact Assessments under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 for major land use planning matters
  • Economic impact assessments were previously required but have recently been rescinded.