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The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Process

The SEA Directive applies to a wide range of plans and programmes, including town and country planning and land use. The SEA process involves: assessing baseline data; predicting the significant environmental impacts of the plan/programme; identifying strategic alternatives; and monitoring the actual environmental effects of a plan/programme during its implementation. The SEA process results in the production of an Environmental Report (ER).

Consultation is an important part of both the EIA and SEA processes.

Human Rights legislation has recently provided considerable weight to both the EIA and SEA processes.

Phlorum can manage and co-ordinate the SEA for a proposed area and/or assist in the production of selected technical chapters.