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Title: Staffordshire Trent Valley : consultation report - summary
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
This is a summary of the Staffordshire Trent Valley LEAP. Local Environment Agency Plans (LEAPs) introduce the work and responsibilities of the Environment Agency and explore the natural resource of the area, highlighting the environmental issues we consider need to be tackled with regard to the land, water and air. The Staffordshire Trent Valley LEAP is part of a national programme to ensure coverage of England and Wales by the end of 1999. The plans are nonstatutory and are based on local river catchments. They provide a focus for those concerned with the future of the local area. The population within Staffordshire Trent valley is about 820,000, concentrated in the urban conurbations of Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle under Lyme, Stafford, Lichfield, Cannock and the northern outskirts of Wolverhampton. Manufacturing remains important in the local economy providing nearly 30% of all jobs. Stoke-on-Trent is traditionally known for its pottery industry and for coal and steel production. This is now broadening to include new manufacturing and service industries. Hem Heath, the last colliery in North Staffordshire closed last year and the land will now be incorporated into a major redevelopment scheme known as Trentham Lakes. The County town of Stafford is a major service centre and includes the county police headquarters, a Royal Airforce base, army barracks and a university. Unemployment is below the national average and with good communications (M6 an M54 and the west coast mainline), a strong local economy and generally attractive countryside, pressures for development are increasing. Redevelopment and renewal, particularly in Stoke and Cannock provide the opportunity for an improved urban environment. Also within the area lies Cannock Chase. This is a conservation area covering some 2,400 ha and has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Environmental planningRiversEnvironmental managementWater qualityFlood controlRiver fisheriesSewageWater pollutionWater abstraction
Geographic Keywords: Trent (England)StaffordshireStaffordshire Trent Valley catchment
Extent: n.p. [6]
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