The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) (formerly DTI) is conducting a Strategic Environmental Assessment of a draft plan to offer for licensing for oil and gas exploration and production blocks within the offshore area West of Scotland, extending from the Mull of Kintyre to the Wyville-Thomson Ridge, an area to the west of Shetland. Also included in the draft plan is the re-offer for licensing of blocks in other areas of the UK Continental Shelf previously subject to BERR SEA.
An important part of any SEA is the involvement of a full range of stakeholders in the consultation on the proposed plan or programme. An Environmental Report of the assessment of BERR's draft plan and its potential environmental implications is now available on this website for a 12-week consultation period (ending 27 June 2007). To return your comments on the proposed plan please go to the comments page.
Data Reports and Technical Reports are available (see right-hand column). See also the page which has reports relevant to areas SEA6, 7 and 8.
Click on the link below to go to the Consultation Contents.