SEA Resources and Guidance

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides assistance to Plan-makers in the course of their SEA activities in the form of guidance and awareness of best practice examples at various stages of the SEA Process.

This section provides you with access to SEA Advice and Guidance documents as well as examples of SEA-related documentation (e.g. Screening Statements and Environmental Reports) that may be of use to you when undertaking SEA for your Plan or Programme.

The EPA's SEA Pack provides an overview of the key stages involved in the SEA process. The SEA Guidance document contains information on key legislation, guidelines and location of available resources to be considered during the SEA process.

Links are also provided to other organizations and sources of SEA-related information and guidance. 

SEA Guidance

Guidance is available for a range of topics, including biodiversity, health, transport etc. This guidance is available for download under the 'SEA advice and guidance documents'  section.

The EPA's SEA Pack provides an overview of the key stages involved in the SEA process, key resources and the main SEA outputs. This Pack includes the EPA's SEA Process Checklist.

A summary overview of the integration of key environmental considerations in the preparation of Plans / Programmes is provided in our SEA Guidance document.

The above documents / guidance are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to reflect current best practice, guidance and legislation. 

SEA Process Outputs - Examples

You will be able to download examples of SEA output documents (e.g. Screening Statements, Scoping Reports and Environmental Reports) here which may be of use to you at the different stages of SEA.

You will also be able to download SEA sample outputs for a selelction of different sectors actively involved in SEA (Landuse, Water, Waste, Transport, Energy, Fisheries)

The sample outputs tables will be updated on a regular basis to reflect current best practice.

Screening Examples
 Local AuthorityPlan / Programme 
Roscommon County Council   Local Area Plan for Strokestown
Kilkenny County Council  Local Area Plans for Piltown, Fiddown

 

Scoping Examples
 Local AuthorityPlan / Programme 
Wexford County Council  Wexford County Development Plan
Kerry County Council  Kerry County Development Plan
Laois County Council  Laois County Development Plan

 

Environmental Reports
 Local Authority Plan / Programme
 Wexford County Council  Wexford County Development Plan
 Meath County Council  Meath County Development Plan
 Clare County Council  Clare County Development Plan
 Fingal County Council

 Fingal County Development Plan

Useful Links

This section can be updated with new content to provide a range of weblinks to other websites and organizations.