Skip to main content


Title: River Stour catchment management plan : third annual review
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: january 1996 - december 1996
This Annual Review summarises the progress made in achieving targets to improve the water environment in the Stour Catchment in the year since publication of the 1995 Annual Review, and covers the period January 1996 to December 1996. Generally good progress has been made by responsible parties in carrying out the actions planned for this year including a number of collaborative actions. Of the 67 actions planned for the third year (including ongoing actions) progress has been made on 66, with 5 completed. For the outstanding action no specific projects were undertaken in the catchment and it has been deferred to next year. Of particular note has been the improvement in water quality compliance with both short and long term objectives. Good progress has been made on improving the conservation and recreational value of various riverside sites and otters have been seen on the River Stour for the first time in many decades. The operational test results for the Blakedown compensation borehole came out in August 1996. It is hoped to licence the borehole in 1997 which will then be used to alleviate the low flows in a tributary of the Blakedown Brook. Further discussions have taken place and progress has been made on, the proposals to redevelop Kidderminster town centre with the aim of establishing an improved watercourse corridor. The Stour Catchment was selected as one of eight pilot catchments in England and Wales to test the operation of Statutory Water Quality Objectives. Consultation on the proposals for the Stour Catchment was carried out from March to June 1996 which led to recommendations being made to the Department of the Environment in October 1996.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Shrewsbury
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment managementNature conservationEnvironmental planningCatchment Management PlansWater qualityEnvironmental managementPollution control
Geographic Keywords: Stour (Worcestershire)WorcestershireWorcestershire Middle Severn catchment
Extent: 21
Total file downloads: 266

Download PDF    Display PDF in separate tab