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Title: Avon and Erme : second annual review
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This is the Second Annual Review of the Avon and Erme Action Plan. It introduces the Environment Agency and summarises progress made with actions. Previous publications relating to this catchment contain more detail; this review should be read in conjunction with these publications: Rivers Avon and Erme Consultation Report - January 1998; Avon and Erme Action Plan - December 1998; Avon and Erme First Annual Review - February 20003. Good progress was made in the first year of this management plan and this has continued into the second year The document has a total of 105 actions of which 50 have been started, 37 have been completed and 9 are new actions. Only 9 actions have made no progress. We have secured improvements under AMP3 to the following Sewage Treatment Works: Kingston, Woolston, Brownston, West Charlton, Frogmore and Chillington, Stoke Fleming (North), Stoke Fleming (South), Torcross, Holbeton, Calmpton (Hope Cove), Strete, Ivybridge, Aveton Gifford and Kingsbridge (Gerston) which will further improve water quality. We are making an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project in the Slapton Ley area, which will help those living and working in the catchment to reduce their impact on Slapton Ley SSSI. We have made progress on a number of BAP targets and continue to support the Dartmoor Biodiversity Action Plan. Progress on fisheries actions continues to be affected by a lack of funding, but habitat improvement work has been carried out in partnership with the River Avon Fishing Association. With cuts of approximately £1.5 million 'Grant in Aid' money for salmonid areas, our work on fisheries habitat improvement will be very much further restricted during 2001/2002.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: Exminster
Subject Keywords: Rivers; Waste disposal; Catchment management; Water quality; Invasive species; Environmental management; Estuaries; Fish migration; Waste management; Recreation
Geographic Keywords: Avon (Devon); Erme; South Devon catchment
Extent: 50; + maps
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