Strategic Environmental Assessment
5th November, 2015
The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Cairngorms National Park National Park Partnership Plan (NPPP) 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 NPPP preparation and decision making;
- improve the NPPP 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 NPPP and its Environmental Report; and
- Stage E: Monitoring implementation of the NPPP.
The Scoping Report sets out the findings of Stage A of the process.
Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan 2013-2017 SEA Scoping Report
Appendix 1: Plans, Policies and Strategies
Appendix 2: Environmental Baseline: Topic 1 Climatic Factors
Appendix 2: Environmental Baseline: Topic 2 Air
Appendix 2: Environmental Baseline: Topic 3 Water
Appendix 2: Environmental Baseline: Topic 4 Soil
Appendix 2: Environmental Baseline: Topic 5 Material Assets
Appendix 2: Environmental Baseline: Topic 6 Biodiversity, Fauna and Flora
Appendix 2: Environmental Baseline: Topic 7 Landscape and Cultural Heritage
Appendix 2: Environmental Baseline: Topic 8 Population and Human Health
Appendix 3: Boundaries and statistical areas used in the analysis of the Cairngorms National Park
Appendix 4: Main Issues for the National Park Partnership Plan
Appendix 5: Glossary