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Title: North Devon streams : action plan, August 1997
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The issues listed in this Action Plan were either identified in the Consultation Report or resulted from the Consultation Process. The Consultation Report was launched in October 1996 and the consultation period concluded on 31 January 1997. Responses were received from 37 organisations and individuals; these were collated and summarised in our Summary of Consultation Responses (available on request). This plan covers an area of North Devon approximately 225 km2 , and includes the catchments of those streams which discharge to a 56 km stretch of coast between Saunton Down and Foreland Point. For the purposes of this plan the West and East Lyn Rivers are referred to jointly as 'the River Lyn' where appropriate. Less than 2% of the catchment is classified as urban; principle settlements include Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Combe Martin, Lynton, Lynmouth, Croyde and Berrynarbour. The main industries are tourism and farming, and all the major settlements cater for many visitors during the summer months. A large part of the catchment lies within Exmoor National Park; this area is also designated an Environmentally Sensitive Area. Virtually all of the remaining rural area is included in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The North Devon and Exmoor Heritage Coasts include all the undeveloped coastline, in recognition of their national value.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Water qualityFlood controlRiversAir qualityRiver fisheriesNature conservationInvasive speciesEnvironmental management
Geographic Keywords: North Devon catchmentDevonLyn (Devon)
Extent: 30
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