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Title: Brent and Crane : action plan : catchment management plan : September 1996
Author: Environment Agency Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Brent and Crane Catchment Management Plan was started by the NRA before the Environment Agency was formed. The NRA, established in 1989, was the principal organisation responsible for safeguarding the water environment in England and Wales. It had statutory responsibilities for water quality, water resources, flood defence, fisheries, conservation, recreation and navigation (on certain stretches of water). In their role as managers of the water environment they attempted to reconcile the conflicts between the various competing uses. These functions and aims will continue in the Environment Agency. In the future, the Environment Agency will develop the process of catchment planning introduced by the NRA to cover all its responsibilities, including waste regulation and air quality. The product of this new process will be Local Environment Agency Plans (LEAPs) rather than Catchment Management Plans (CMPs). The Brent and Crane plan will however remain a catchment plan as it was started prior to the formation of the Environment Agency and will continue to focus on the water environment. Through catchment planning, the Environment Agency aims to establish a long term vision for the catchments. To meet this vision, we set objectives for environmental improvements and prevention of future environmental damage whilst considering the many demands on the water environment in the catchments. The Brent and Crane catchments cover an area of 275 square kilometres on the north-west comer of London, with just over 1 million people living in the catchments. The catchments are predominately urban in character and include Edgware, Hendon, Harrow, Wembley, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing. Major road and rail corridors into central London cross the catchments and Heathrow Airport lies in its south-west corner.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment Management PlansEnvironmental managementRiversWater qualityBiodiversityLand useNature conservationRiver fisheriesFlood controlWaste management
Geographic Keywords: Brent (London)Greater LondonCrane (London)
Extent: 35
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:419
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