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First public consultation meeting to inform local stakeholders about the Orhei Town Master Plan preparation process and the preliminary results of the strategic environmental assessment

First public consultation meeting to inform local stakeholders about the Orhei Town Master Plan preparation process and the preliminary results of the strategic environmental assessment

17 December 2014
Orhei Moldova

A public consultation meeting in the framework of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Orhei Town Master Plan aims to:

·        Inform local stakeholders about the Orhei Town Master Plan preparation process;

·        Raise awareness among the local authorities and the public about SEA and its pilot application for the Master Plan;

·        Present preliminary findings of the SEA regarding the potential environmental impact of the proposed Master Plan;

·        Obtain feedback about the Master Plan and SEA scoping from the local stakeholders including concerned public;

·        Identify and verify environmental aspects and key problems related to the environment in Orhei and the implementation of the Master Plan;

·        Present opportunities for furhter involvement of the local stackeholders into the process of preparing the SEA and the Master Plan.

The meeting will gather up to 40 participants - representatives of local authorities of the Orhei Town, planners (representative of the Orhei Master plan preparation team), local NGOs, environemntal and health autorities and general public, and national SEA experts that deal with the carrying out the assessment of the Master Plan at the moment. 

The results of the public consultations will be noted at the SEA Scoping Report and incorporated into the further stages of the SEA and reflected at the final SEA Report.

>>> Report of the Meeting and List of Participants (ENG)

Indicative timing Topic Presenter
14:00

Introduction to the Strategic Environmental Assessment and purpose of the SEA public consultations

Ms. Rodica Iordanov, National SEA Team Leader
14:30

Presentation of the Orhei Master plan preparation process and current phase of planning outputs

Mr. Mr. Alexandru Taranu, Chif Architect of Orhei Town
15:15

Presentation of preliminary scoping results:

Overview of key environemntal baseline features of Orhei and identified environmental/health problems

Ms. Rodica Iordanov,
Mr. Andrei Isac and Ms.  Faina Munteanu, members of the SEA national team

16:00

Discussion

·        Key environmental/social (incuding public health) issues to be addressed by SEA

·        Possible problems and areas of concern („red lines“;  functional zoning)

·        Likely linkages of environmental issues to the Master Plan

·        Data limitations and ways to address them

·        Needs for furhter cosultations and identification of additional stakeholders

Facilitated by Ms. Rodica Iordanov, National SEA Team Leader
17:00

Summary of the results

Next Steps (Analysis, final Public Consultation Event)

Ms. Rodica Iordanov, National SEA Team Leader
17:30

Conclusion and closure of the day