SEA of Local Authority Land Use Plans - EPA Recommendations and Resources

Year: 2022

This document forms part of submissions we make on Local Authority land-use plans undergoing strategic environmental assessments (SEA). It includes: key environmental recommendations to consider; information on recently published relevant EPA reports; and links to useful environmental resources for Local Authorities carrying out SEA of land-use plans. It is updated regularly and was last updated on the 6th October 2022.

Good Practice Guidance Water

Good Practice Guidance Note on SEA in Water Sector

Year: 2022

This guidance note aims to provide good practice guidance and ideas on how to carry out strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of water sector plans in Ireland.

Guidelines on the information to be contained in EIAR

Guidelines on the information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR)

Year: 2022

Guidelines on the information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR) are available for download below. The Guidelines are primarily intended to be an authoritative reference to those preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) for projects covered by the EIA Directive.

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 13 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 13: Land use

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 12 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 12: Circular economy

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 11 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 11: Water services

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 10 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 10: Environmentally sustainable agriculture

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 9 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 9: Clean energy

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 8 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 8: Marine

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 7 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 7: Water quality

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 6 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts: Key Message 6: Nature

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 5 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 5: Air quality

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 3 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key message 3: Health and wellbeing

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 2 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 2: Full implementation

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 1 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key Message 1: Environmental policy position

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts is a supplement to the EPA’s most recent State of the Environment report, Ireland's Environment: An Integrated Assessment 2020. It has been developed to visually present up-to-date data and assessment.

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Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts (Key Message 4 section)

Year: 2022

Ireland's Environment: Maps and Charts - Key message 4: Climate

SEA Pack

Year: 2022

We have compiled this 'pack' to help planning authorities when carrying out strategic environmental assessments (SEAs). It is based on our experience to date, as a statutory SEA Environmental Authority under the SEA Regulations. It takes account of current 'best' practice in the SEA process. We update this pack regularly and we also refer to it during SEA Scoping consultations. It has been last updated on the 28th January 2022.

SEA Spatial Information Sources Inventory

EPA Spatial Data Inventory, January 2022

Year: 2022

This inventory of spatial information sources can be used to help in preparing SEA Environmental Reports and the associated environmental assessments with up to date environmental information. Data sources/links include air quality, climate, biodiversity, flora, fauna, geology, soils, hydrology and water quality. This inventory was last updated in May 2022 and may not be exhaustive. (See Disclaimer below for terms of use).

SEA Screening Good Practice

SEA Screening Good Practice 2021

Year: 2021

Good Practice Guidance for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening, which provides specific stand-alone guidance to assist plan/programme makers and SEA practitioners. The Guidance Note is focused primarily on plans/programmes in the non-land use sector in Ireland. It includes an elaboration of the steps needed for screening, the legislative landscape underpinning SEA screening, and step-by-step process and templates to assist in preparing the required documentation.

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