What should be in the SEA report

The report must include:

  • the main objectives of the plan or programme
  • a description of the state of the environment
  • the environmental protection objectives (national, European and international) that are relevant to the plan or programme and how they have been taken into account.
  • the significant effects on the environment, including on:
  • biodiversity
  • population
  • human health
  • wildlife
  • soil
  • water
  • air
  • climate
  • cultural
  • heritage
  • landscape.
  • The measures envisaged to:
  • prevent, reduce and as fully as possible offset any significant environmental effects
  • the reasons for selecting the alternative chosen
  • measures for monitoring how the plan or programme affects the environment in practice.
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