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Cairngorm and Glenmore Strategy SEA Scoping Report
Strategic Environmental Assessment
16th September, 2015
The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Cairngorm and Glenmore Strategy is a statutory requirement under the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005. SEA is a systematic process developed to ensure that potential environmental impacts of Plans, Programmes and Strategies (PPS) (both positive and negative) are assessed and considered during the course of their preparation.
SEA aims to:
integrate environmental factors into Strategy preparation and decision making;
improve the Strategy and enhance environmental protection;
increase public participation in decision making; and
facilitate openness and transparency of decision making.
The SEA process is divided into five main stages which are:
Stage A: Setting the context and objectives, establishing the baseline and deciding on the scope;
Stage B: Developing and refining alternatives and assessing effects;
Stage C: Preparing the Environmental Report.
Stage D: Consulting on the draft Strategy and its Environmental Report; and
Stage E: Monitoring implementation of the Strategy.
The Scoping Report sets out the findings of Stage A of the process.
Cairngorm and Glenmore Strategy Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Report 2015