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Title: Medway LEAP : consultation draft - January 1999
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This LEAP examines issues specific to the catchment in support of the more strategic and broader based issues identified in the Kent Area LEAP. It provides a focus for all participants to undertake and achieve environmental improvements in a sustainable manner. Opportunities for enhanced environmental improvement through partnership are also identified in the LEAP. This plan represents a shared vision for the future and plays a vital role in the protection of our environment, whilst recognising the ever competing pressures on the environment and the need to balance cost and benefit. The LEAP Consultation Draft concentrates on the prioritisation of environmental issues relevant to the Environment Agency and the identification of possible options for action necessary to restore/improve the local environment. This document is the main focus for public consultation. The issues and options for action put forward to address those issues have been structured around the Agencys nine environmental themes, which aim to protect and enhance the environment in an integrated way and contribute towards the goal of sustainable development. The Medway is a catchment of contrasts and this description of the river near Hartfield as it flows quietly through the picturesque Weald may be difficult to recognise as the same river which spawned the Royal Naval Dockyard, paper making, the cement industry and power generation in its lower reaches where its estuary joins the Thames.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Addington
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)RiversWater qualityCatchment managementEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planningWater abstractionNature conservationFlood control
Geographic Keywords: Kent (county)Beult (Kent)Medway (Sussex, Kent)Medway catchment
Extent: 47
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1053
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