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Title: New Forest leap : consultation report (April 1998)
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
This Local Environment Agency Plan (LEAP) Consultation Report is the first output of the LEAP process for the New Forest catchment, and is not the final Plan. It will give you the opportunity to comment on environmental problems or the work of the Agency. In particular it: describes some of the key environmental characteristics of the area; explains how the environment is affected by human uses, activities and pressures; outlines issues where the Environment Agency or others need to take action to address problems in the environment; and consults on options for those actions. This Local Environment Agency Plan (LEAP) covers the area of land drained by the streams and rivers which flow into the west side of Southampton Water and into the western Solent. The total area of this land (known as the catchment) is 450.49km2 and it includes 52km of the Hampshire coast from Redbridge at Toiton to Chewton Bunny near Barton-on-Sea. Drainage of the area is dominated by two Main Rivers - the Lymington River and the Beaulieu River - and a number of other watercourses serving the LEAP catchment. The catchment is predominantly rural with the principal urban areas confined to the south-west coastal zone - Barton, Milford and Lymington and to the Waterside - March wood, Hythe, Hoi bury and Blackfiekl. Other settlements comprise the southern margins of Totton in the north and the Forest villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Sway.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementRiversEnvironmental planningWater qualityConsultationFlood controlWaste managementBiodiversityWaste managementRiver fisheries
Geographic Keywords: New Forest catchment
Extent: 176; + appendices
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