Strategic Infrastructure (Transport and Utilities) Sector Plan

Closed 15 Feb 2019

Opened 21 Dec 2018


The type of infrastructure a society chooses to build says a lot about the type of future it is choosing for itself. Does a society lock in a high-carbon and resource-wasteful future? Or does it build a future that is as low as possible in using natural resources in the construction of infrastructure and in the lifestyles that this infrastructure supports?

That is why this draft sector plan for strategic transport and utilities infrastructure is so important. At SEPA, we are determined to play our role in helping Scotland develop infrastructure that creates a very different future for Scotland - infrastructure that locks in low environmental impact and, therefore, better and more lasting social and economic success.

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A print version of the sector plan for consultation is also available.

Why your views matter

The draft sector plans are our initial ideas on where we can make the most significant impact. Getting feedback early in the process from our communities, partners and stakeholders is important and your feedback is critical to the success of our sector planning approach. If you think that we have got something wrong, missed a critical opportunity or not been as transparent as possible, please let us know your thoughts.

We aim to get these plans finalised in the first months of 2019 and then push on to implement them. Your views will also help to shape the prioritisation for the implementation, which will be completed following the consultation period.



  • Local Authorities
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Industry
  • Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC)
  • Public
  • Developers


  • Regulated activities