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Strategic Environmental Assessment (EALR)

As required by the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005, we need to carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for this project.

What is SEA, and why it is done?

SEA is the assessment of the effects of a plan, programme (project) or strategy on the environment.

It is central to achieving the Scottish Government's purpose of sustainable economic growth because it ensures greater consideration of the impact of public plans on Scotland's environment.

This project is subject to SEA assessment, as it is likely there will be significant environmental effects, due to its scale and it creating a new road that will go through the countryside.

Reports, appendices and maps

As part of this we have produced an Environmental Report which assesses the project against potential environmental effects and how we will aim to reduce these.

Comments on the Environmental Report

If you have any comments to make in regarding the Environmental Report, please direct these to:

The main report is accompanied by a number of appendices and maps showing the routes and environmental constraints that have been considered. We recommend you read all the information together.

Where else can you see this information

All the information available to download on this page can also be seen at:

  • Council Headquarters, Civic Centre, Motherwell, ML1 1AB
  • Airdrie Library, Wellwynd, Airdrie, ML6 0AG
  • Cumbernauld Library, 8 Allander Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1E
  • Chapelhall Library, 2 Honeywell Crescent, Chapelhall, ML6 8XW

What have we already done?


The Scoping Report explained the approach to assessing environmental implications.

The Scoping Report and the responses to it from the three consulting authorities should be available on the SEA Gateway and can be accessed using reference 01703.

If they are not available and you are interested in these, please contact us at:

Our approach to SEA was to consider the implications of the project against the SEA objectives identified in the State of the Environment Report.

What will we do next?

The last stage in the process will be the production of a Post-Adoption Statement, this will explain how environmental considerations have been taken into account by the proposal.

It will also explain why the approach adopted was decided upon, and arrangements for monitoring the effects of the project.

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Page last updated:
04 Jan 2023

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