Impact assessment

UK Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment (OESEA): Environmental Report

Future Leasing for Offshore Wind Farms and Licensing for Offshore Oil & Gas and Gas Storage

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

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OES - Environmental Report

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OES - Non Technical Summary

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OES - Appendix 1 - Key Issues

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OES - Appendix 2 - SEA Workshops

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OES - Appendix 3a.1 - Plankton

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OES - Appendix 3a.2 - Benthos

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OES - Appendix 3a.3 - Cephalopods

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OES - Appendix 3a.4 - Fish and Shellfish

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OES - Appendix 3a.5 - Marine Reptiles

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OES - Appendix 3a.6 - Birds

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OES - Appendix 3a.7 - Marine and Other Mammals

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OES - Appendix 3b - Geology, Substrates & Coastal Geomorphology

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OES - Appendix 3c - Landscape/Seascape

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OES - Appendix 3d - Water Environment

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OES - Appendix 3e - Air Quality

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OES - Appendix 3f - Climate and Meteorology

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OES - Appendix 3g - Population and Human Health

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OES - Appendix 3h - Other Users and Material Assets

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OES - Appendix 3i - Cultural Heritage

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OES - Appendix 3j - Conservation of Sites and Species

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OES - Appendix 4 - Other Initiatives

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OES - Appendix 5 - Regulatory Controls

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UK Offshore Energy SEA Scoping for Environmental

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Offshore Energy SEA Synthesis of input to SEA scoping

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Details

The OESEA was prepared to assess the implications of further rounds of offshore wind farm leasing in the UK Renewable Energy Zone and the territorial waters of England and Wales; further seaward rounds of oil and gas licensing in UK waters; and future licensing for the underground storage of combustible gas in depleted and other offshore oil and/or gas fields in UK waters.

This SEA is intended to:

  • Consider the environmental implications of a draft plan/programme for licensing for offshore oil and gas, including gas storage, and leasing for offshore wind. This includes consideration of the implications of alternatives to the plan/programme and the potential spatial interactions with other users of the sea.

  • Inform the UK Government’s decisions on the draft plan/programme

  • Provide routes for public and stakeholder participation in the process

Published 26 January 2009