Guidance Note on public participation in SEA

Summary: This guidance note aims to improve the general public’s engagement in strategic environmental assessment (SEA) practice in Ireland. It outlines principles and makes recommendations to ensure that the public are meaningfully informed and consulted during SEA processes, and that any feedback is appropriately integrated into the SEA environmental report and the associated plan/programme. The guidance note is based on a review of international best practice; extensive consultation with SEA practitioners, plan-makers and public participation experts; and lessons learned from a good practice case study piloting novel approaches to public engagement in SEA consultation. These recommendations are transferable to other jurisdictions.

Published: 2024

Pages: 40

Filesize: 5,550 KB

Format: pdf