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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Invitation to tender


Strategic Environmental Assessment practice advice note


The RTPI has just published an invitation to tender for a new practice advice note on Strategic Environmental Assessment / Strategic Assessment (SEA/SA).

The purpose of the tender is to publish user-friendly advice for RTPI members on the key issues relating to the preparation of SEA and SA with examples of good practice. The advice will form part of our continuing  practice advice note series which represent the RTPI's view of good practice on a particular planning topic or skill to support our members' commitment to CPD.

More information on our practice advice series can be found on our practice page.

There has been little recent guidance and advice on the preparation and interpretation of SEA/SA. The process was also the subject of significant criticism in the England Local Plans Experts Group's 2016 report on Local Plans. Up-to-date advice could address some of those criticisms.


The invitation to tender can be found here.

The commissioning client for this project is the RTPI on behalf of RTPI South East region.

Timescales and enquiries

Tender applications should be submitted electronically to:

Applications should be received by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 26 July 2017.

We welcome any enquiries about this project.