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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Strategic Environmental Assessment practice advice note


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. Therefore the RTPI will publish new practice advice in the coming months.

It will provide 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.

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