Planning and Architecture
SEA HRA Forum
Scotland’s first combined SEA and HRA Forum was held at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow on 28th April.
The forum provided an opportunity for both SEA and HRA practitioners to get together and share experiences, knowledge, good practice and ideas.
Over 90 delegates attended the forum chaired by Professor Thomas Fischer from the University of Liverpool, contributing through plenary and discussion sessions, and a programme of SEA and HRA workshops.
The presentations and workshops were given by the Scottish Government, EPA Ireland, SNH, SEPA, Historic Environment Scotland, and Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and South Lanarkshire Councils.
The workshops were a mix of HRA and SEA topics, including discussion on raising the profile of SEA, the lost art of post adoption statements, proportionality in the HRA process and supporting HRA on the Firth of Forth, amongst others.
If you have any further feedback or suggested topics to be covered at the next forum, please let us know at SEA.Gateway@gov.scot.
A big thank you to all those that attended, contributed and presented on the day. The feedback received on the day was overwhelmingly positive.