Strategic Environmental Assessment
Gateway and Database

Welcome to the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Gateway Database.

We established the SEA Gateway ( to manage the formal correspondence between the authority responsible for preparing public plans, programmes or strategies and the consultation authorities (Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland). This information is recorded and held on the SEA database to support transparency and ensure it is publicly available. The SEA Gateway also plays an important role in safeguarding the Scottish Ministers' interests in SEA, and in producing SEA guidance.

You can find out more about the Strategic Environmental Assessment at:

Any general enquiries on SEA-related matters can be sent to