Engagement hub

Everyday SEPA works to protect and enhance Scotland's environment, helping communities and businesses thrive within the resources of our planet. We call this One Planet Prosperity.

To achieve One Planet Prosperity we will talk with those who matter most – our communities, the businesses we regulate and their stakeholders and our partners. Have your say through our engagement hub.

Advertised applications under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011: Finfish aquaculture

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Consultations under Industrial Emissions Directive

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Featured consultations

Open consultations

Closed consultations

  • BrewDog Plc: Ellon Brewery - PPC Permit Application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations. Application details We received... More

    Closed 12 January 2022

  • MacLean Eggs: Hutton Hall Barns - PPC variation application

    Overview It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A Regulations. Application details ... More

    Closed 10 December 2021

  • Flood Risk Management Plans 2021-27: Strategic Environmental Assessment

    This is the consultation for the environmental report for the 14 draft flood risk management plans, covering the period 2021 to 2027, that set out the future direction and priorities for managing flooding in Scotland. The environmental report presents the results of a strategic environmental... More

    Closed 31 October 2021

  • Flood Risk Management Plan: Tweed Local Plan District consultation

    This is the consultation hub for the Tweed Flood Risk Management Plan (previously called the flood risk management strategies) led by SEPA and the Tweed Local Flood Risk Management Plan, led by Scottish Borders Council. The consultation is being delivered in two phases.  Phase one of... More

    Closed 31 October 2021

  • Flood Risk Management Plan: Tay Local Plan District consultation

    This is the consultation hub for the Tay Flood Risk Management Plan (previously called the flood risk management strategies) led by SEPA and the Tay Local Flood Risk Management Plan, led by Perth and Kinross Council. The consultation is being delivered in two phases.  Phase one of the... More

    Closed 31 October 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We consulted on an application received from the Ministry of Defence regarding HMNB Clyde and radioactive substances. The consultation ran between the January and March 2020 and provided the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to existing agreements that cover the disposal of radioactive waste from both Coulport and Faslane.

You said

We received over 7,000 responses that we are currently in the process of reviewing.

We did

The very high number of responses received together with the change to working arrangements due to COVID-19 has resulted in a delay to our review of responses and which will also delay progress of the application process. This page will be updated to include a summary of the consultation responses, when they have been reviewed, and our decision record.

We asked

SEPA and the Environment Agency ran a consultation about the steps we intend to take to engage stakeholders in the preparation of the third river basin management plan, RBMP.

The consultation provided stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on; the timescales for formal consultation, intentions to work with partners and our intentions for cross border working. A consultation for Scotland ran in conjunction.

You said

Seventeen responses from a variety of well-informed stakeholders responded. Respondents were supportive of the proposed steps and timescales set out in the consultation. The respondents praised the partnership approach and support integration of plans and policies. It was acknowledged that this approach often needs to be adapted for with cross border working. They felt this was the most efficient way to use resource and deliver wider benefits.

We did

The full summary of responses can be found here.

Given the largely supportive responses we intend to progress with the proposals outlined in the consultation to develop the third river basin management plans.

In addition to our national approaches, SEPA and the Environment Agency will jointly develop a communication and engagement strategy for catchments close to the national border.

We asked

SEPA ran a consultation about the steps we will take to engage stakeholders in the preparation of the third river basin management plan, RBMP, for Scotland. The consultation provided stakeholder with the opportunity to comment on; the timescales for formal consultation, how we will engage with partners, our intentions for cross border working and aligning RBMP with other plans and policies. A consultation for the Solway Tweed ran in conjunction.

You said

We received 38 responses from a variety of well-informed stakeholders who agreed with the proposed consultation steps and timescales set out in the consultation. The respondents were very supportive of the proposed partnership approach and integration with plans and policies. They felt this was the most efficient way to use resource and delivery multiple benefits. Some respondents sought clarification about the format of engagement and more detail about how RBMP would be integrated into other plans and policies.

We did

The full summary of responses can be found here.

Given the supportive nature of the responses SEPA will progress with the proposals outlined. SEPA will publish a communication and engagement strategy geared to the publication of the third plans to provide further detail to stakeholders.