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Title: North Norfolk : action plan : March 1997
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
This Action Plan provides a blueprint for the future of this important Plan area within the county of Norfolk. The Environment Agency, in partnership with relevant organisations, will use this Plan to ensure that improvements to the local environment are achieved and that good progress is made towards our vision. Investigations of the coastal flood defences within the Plan area have been identified as part of our Long Term Plan. The capital schemes proposed within the next five years include studies of the coastal defences at Wells, Holme and Salthouse. The Shoreline Management Plan has established a strategy for the future management of this sensitive stretch of coastline. The water resources within the catchment are also considered. They are of concern to us at the moment due to the recent drought conditions and the subsequent pressure on rivers, wetlands and groundwaters. Issues identified in this Action Plan include the perceived impact on river flows due to licensed abstractions and water resource management around wetlands and conservation areas. The former issue is being investigated by the Environment Agency and a model is being developed for the River Burn. With regard to water resources and wetland protection the Environment Agency is continuing its monitoring of four key sites as part of the Anglian Region's Wetland Monitoring Programme, and we are currently developing our abstraction licensing methodology to protect wetlands. Applications to abstract water will be considered where the resources are not, at present, fully committed, although for areas of particular concern the applicant will be required to carry out a detailed environmental assessment for consideration in support of an application.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Ipswich
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Water qualityRiversFlood controlEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planningRiver fisheriesPollution control
Geographic Keywords: North Norfolk catchmentNorfolkGlaven (Norfolk)Burn (Norfolk)
Extent: 28
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