A Strategic Environmental Assessment is a formal environmental assessment of plans or programmes which are likely to have significant effects on the environment. The assessment is produced in the form of an environmental report. Further details on the SEA Directive, the process and other DECC SEAs can be found on the BERR offshore energy SEA website and the Department of Communities and Local Government website.
The Severn tidal power feasibility study does include a Strategic Environmental Assessment and a consortium led by Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed to manage this for us. The process is guided by a stakeholder steering group and membership details, together with minutes from previous meetings can be found on the Parsons Brinckerhoff website.
One of the Consortium’s first actions was to issue a Call for Evidence with two separate but related elements:
The draft scoping report is available from the Severn Tidal Power Consultation website.