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Title: Hampshire Avon : consultation draft : December 1998
Author: Environment Agency South Wessex Area
Document Type: Monograph
The publication of the Hampshire Avon LEAP Consultation Draft marks the start of a three month period of formal consultation enabling external organisations and the general public to work with us in planning the future of the local environment. The area covered by this plan comprises the entire catchment of the Hampshire Avon and all its tributaries (Map 1) with a geographical area of some 1,760 km2. Towards the coast the river meets the Dorset Stour to form Christchurch Harbour which has an area of approximately 2 km2. We published a LEAP for the Dorset Stour in 1998. The River Mude also drains to the Harbour. The eastern and western arms of the Avon rise on the Chalk and the Greensand of the Vale of Pewsey, meeting at Scales Bridge 2 km north of UpAvon. From here the main Avon flows for some 95 km to the sea at Christchurch; the fall over its entire course is approximately 140 m. Together with two of its tributaries, the Bourne and the Wylye, the Avon drains Salisbury Plain. The River Nadder, which is joined by the Wylye at Wilton, drains the escarpment of the South Wiltshire Downs and the Kimmeridge Clay of the Wardour Vale. The River Ebble and Ashford Water both drain the South Wiltshire Downs and join the Avon just downstream of Salisbury and Fordingbridge respectively. Below Fordingbridge a number of significant streams drain from the New Forest. The other significant waterway is the Kennet and Avon Canal, lying approximately eastwest across the head of the catchment and is chiefly the responsibility of the British Waterways Board. Despite its name the Hampshire Avon in fact lies within three counties; Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. These County Planning Authorities are responsible for strategic development, waste and minerals planning. The District Councils responsible for local planning are Kennet, West Wiltshire, Salisbury, New Forest, Test Valley, East Dorset and Christchurch Borough.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Dorset
Subject Keywords: Catchment managementConsultationRiversLocal action plans (EA)Environmental planningBiodiversityWaste managementNature conservationWaste management
Geographic Keywords: Avon (Hampshire)Hampshire Avon catchmentHampshire
Extent: 60
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