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Title: East Suffolk : consultation report : June 1997
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
The East Suffolk Plan area is predominantly rural in nature, although centres of significant industrial activity exist mainly in the southern half The population is small, the coastal fringe is vulnerable to flooding and the small rivers are susceptible to environmental pressures. The majority of the low-lying coastal land is of national and international importance in terms of conservation and this is reflected in the high number of conservation designations. The coastal landscape value is protected through designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and as part of the Heritage Coast. Agriculture and its associated activities, in addition to prospective development within the Plan area, are both important for the maintenance and future of the local economy. However, they also provide a threat to the local environment. In particular, the demand on water resources within the catchment is significant. The Environment Agencys challenge is to ensure the correct balance is struck between the many catchment uses and activities and the protection of the environment. This will be achieved by implementing prevention and control legislation to ensure that the impact of waste materials entering land, air and water (both surface and ground) is minimised. At the same time, water resources will be protected, effective flood defences will be provided and opportunities to improve recreation and conservation will be actively sought.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Suffolk
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementRiversWater qualityNature conservationConsultationRiver fisheriesWaste managementWater pollutionEnvironmental planning
Geographic Keywords: SuffolkEast Suffolk catchment
Extent: 132; + appendices
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