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Title: Lower Mersey action plan : October 1997
Author: Environment Agency NorthWest Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This Local Environment Agency Plan covers most of the land banking onto the estuary, including Liverpool, Widnes, South Warrington, Runcorn, Ellesmere Port, a large area of the Wirral and the catchment area of the Gowy. It does not include the estuary, which will be covered by the Mersey Strategy Action Programme. The Action Plan for the Lower Mersey Local Environment Agency Plan is the second stage in the plan process. This document represents the next stage after the Consultation Report. It has regarded the comments received during the consultation process. Once produced, the Action Plan will form a basis for future actions within the area for the next five years and will be a public document. It details the nature of actions required, the cost, timescale and responsible organisations. The Agency will be seeking commitment to planned actions by others wherever possible. The Lower Mersey Local Environment Agency Plan covers an area of 680 km2 and includes most of the land banking onto the Mersey Estuary, and the catchment areas of the local tributaries to the estuary. It does not cover the estuary itself and it is envisaged that the Agency will take issues for the estuary, out of the Mersey Estuary Management Plan. The area includes Liverpool, Widnes, South Warrington, Runcorn, Ellesmere Port and a large area of the Wirral. The area is predominantly low lying and flat. Land use in the area is made up predominantly of urban development or agriculture, with areas of wetland, marsh and woodland. Agricultural land use is made up of dairy farming, especially on the Gowy catchment, mixed sheep, cattle and cropping, and also horticulture.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planningRiversWater qualityEstuariesPollution controlFlood controlRecreationRiver fisheriesLand use
Geographic Keywords: MerseyMerseysideMersey Estuary catchment
Extent: 38
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1047
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