C7.5 continued…


The first stage is to decide propose objectives and determine the cope of the report. This is known as Context, Baseline and Scoping.

Then the Authority proposing the plan, policy or programme must consider reasonable alternatives and assess the likely environmental effects. This is known as Alternatives and Assessment.

An Environmental Report is produced, which presents the information on the effects of the draft plan or programme.

Consultation must take place with relevant Authorities and the public.

The significant environmental effects of implementing the plan must be monitored to ensure that unforeseen adverse effects of the plan are recognised and dealt with. This is referred to Monitoring.