SEA Contacts

Republic of Ireland

Environmental Protection Agency

All SEA consultation notifications and queries should be sent electronically to: sea@epa.ie. (Please do not use the info@epa.ie email address when contacting the SEA Team).  The EPA SEA Team contacts are:

  • Tadhg O'Mahony, Senior Scientific Officer, SEA Section, Office of Evidence & Assessment, EPA Regional Inspectorate, Inniscarra, Co. Cork. Tel: 021 486 0818  
  • Suzanne Wylde, Scientific Officer, SEA Section, Office of Evidence & Assessment, EPA HQ, PO Box 3000, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford. Tel: 053 917 0791
  • Cian O'Mahony, Scientific Officer, SEA Section, Office of Evidence & Assessment, EPA Regional Inspectorate, Inniscarra, Co. Cork. Tel: 021 486 0847  

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage website provides the most up-to-date contact details for the environmental authorities that must be consulted as part of SEA process, taking into account transfers of functions between Ministers since the SEA Regulations first identified the environmental authorities.

Under national SEA Regulations, the following statutory consultation bodies should be notified.

Authority

Remit

Contact Details

Environmental Protection Agency

For all plans and programmes

Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle Estate, County Wexford.

sea@epa.ie

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Plans/programmes covered by SI 435/2004, as amended

where there might be significant effects on architectural or archaeological heritage or nature conservation

 

For plans/programmes covered by SI 435/2004, as amended

The Manager, Development Applications Unit (DAU) , Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, Government Offices ,Newtown Road ,Wexford ,Y35 AP90

dau@housing.gov.ie

Plans/Programmes covered by SI 436/2004, as amended

For all plans listed in S.I. 436 of 2004, as amended

 

 

For plans/programmes covered by SI 436/2004, as amended

EU and International Planning Regulation Unit Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Custom House, Dublin, D01 W6X0

sea@housing.gov.ie 

For plans/programmes where there might be significant effects on architectural or archaeological heritage or nature conservation

The Manager, Development Applications Unit (DAU) , Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, Government Offices ,Newtown Road ,Wexford ,Y35 AP90

dau@housing.gov.ie

Department of Environment, Climate and Communications

For plans/programmes where there might be significant effects on fisheries or the marine environment

Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, at the following address: Planning Advisory, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, 29-31 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2, D02 X285. 

PlanningNotifications@decc.gov.ie  

Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine

For plans/programmes where there might be significant effects on fisheries or the marine environment

Environmental Co-Ordination, Climate Change & Bioenergy Policy Division, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Pavilion A, Grattan Business Centre, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 K857

Environmental_Co-ordination@agriculture.gov.ie

Any adjoining planning authority whose area is contiguous to the area of the planning authority

For plans/programmes  covered by SI 436/2004, as amended

Various

SEA Contacts: Transboundary Consultation

Northern Ireland

Where the Plan or Programme (or modification) may significantly affect the environment in Northern Ireland, you should contact the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs at the following address:

SEA Team, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Klondyke Building, Cromac Avenue, Lower Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2GA. Tel: 028 9056 9370. Email: SEATeam@daera-ni.gov.uk

Website: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/.

Wales

The Welsh Government describe the consultation requirements on their website which can be reviewed here .

Where the Plan or Programme (or modification) may significantly affect the environment in Wales, the following authorities should be contacted:

Cadw (www.cadw.wales.gov.uk)

Natural Resources Wales ( formed from merger of 'Countryside Council for Wales' and the 'Environment Agency Wales')

 In addition to the statutory SEA consultation bodies referred to above, the Welsh Government can be notified at:

Strategic Environmental Assessment
Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division
Department for Natural Resources
Welsh Government
Cathays Park 2
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

Tel: 02920 823178  Email: SEA@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Scotland

The Scottish statutory Consultation Authorities are:

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), 
www.sepa.org.uk/planning/sea.aspx

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH),
www.snh.gov.uk/planning-and-development/environmental-assessment/sea/

The Scottish Ministers (Historic Scotland). 
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/sea

 Where the Plan or Programme (or modification) may significantly affect the environment in Scotland, you should contact the relevant authorities at the following address:

SEA Gateway Manager, Environmental Assessment Team, Directorate of Built Environment, 2-H (South), Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ Tel: (0044) (0)131 244 5094 Email: SEA.Gateway@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

England

Where the Plan or Programme (or modification) may significantly affect the environment in England, you should contact the relevant authorities at the following addresses:

Environment Agency (www.environment-agency.gov.uk). Email: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

Natural England (www.naturalengland.org.uk). Email: enquiries@naturalengland.org.uk 

Historic England (https://historicengland.org.uk). Useful guidance note here