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Title: Darent LEAP : July 2000
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This is the Local Environment Agency Plan (LEAP) for the Darent. This LEAP examines issues specific to the catchment in support of the more strategic and broader-based issues identified in the Kent Area LEAP. One of the fundamental objectives of the LEAP process is to involve all interested parties in working with the Agency in planning for the future well-being of the local environment. This ensures that decisions on the future management of the LEAP area are based on a range of views from interested parties. As a result, this document has been produced after public consultation following the launch of the Consultation Draft in September 1999. We are grateful to the many people who responded to the draft document. Their comments have enabled us to evaluate the issues raised in the original report and refine them into an action plan framework which sets out the work that the Agency intends to carry out in the catchment, resources permitting, in partnership with others over the next 5 years. Actions identified in the plan will be monitored and progress reviewed annually. Many of the issues in this plan cannot be resolved by the Agency alone and are over and above the statutory duties of the Agency. This highlights the need for co-operation bringing together the complementary responsibilities, objectives and resources of different groups. The work of the Agency is increasingly being implemented through partnerships as it is recognised that we can achieve more by working together.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental planningWater qualityBiodiversityRiversRiver fisheriesInvasive speciesWater abstractionWeirsWaste management
Geographic Keywords: DarentDarent catchmentKent (county)Dartford Marshes
Extent: 33
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:587
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