Strategic Environmental Assessment

What is Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)?

SEA is a key component of sustainable development, establishing important new methods for protecting the environment and extending opportunities for participation in public policy decision making.

SEA is a process to ensure that significant environmental effects arising from the development of strategies, plans and programmes are identified, assessed, mitigated, communicated to decision-makers, monitored and that opportunities for public involvement are provided.

The Scottish Government’s SEA Gateway can also be contacted directly:

SEA Gateway
Mailpoint 13, Area 2 - H Bridge(Car Park)
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ
Email: SEA.Gateway@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Tel: 0131 244 1704 (helpdesk)