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Title: Tamar estuary and tributaries : consultation report
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: July 1996
The Tamar Estuaries and Tributaries Local Environment Agency Plan is the first in a series of such plans to be published by Cornwall Area Environment Agency. This report includes sections on: the area and its Natural Characteristics; catchment uses; state of the environment; issues and options for action; the action plan; local Environment Agency Plans (LEAPs) and Development Plans. The catchment is one of heavy contrasts. Plymouth, the largest urban area in Devon and Cornwall is surrounded by landscape of the highest quality and bordered by the sea. The city and its hinterland have a long maritime history, and naval and defence industries continue to be important to the local economy. Historic mining and industrial activity has significantly affected land, water quality and estuary sediments over many years. Current practices have been reviewed with a greater consideration given to environmental impacts, however, the legacy remains. Throughout the catchment there is an important and diverse agricultural and horticultural base.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: EstuariesLocal action plans (EA)Consultation
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestTamar catchment
Extent: 215
Total file downloads: 219

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