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Title: East Sussex Rother catchment management plan : action plan
Author: National Rivers Authority Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
By the standards of south-east England the catchment is sparsely populated with an average of only 175 persons per sq. kilometre (454 per sq. mile). The main centres of population are the small towns of Battle, Hythe, Tenterden and Rye, but Hastings and Folkestone, just beyond the boundary of the catchment, make demands on its water resources. With the catchment being predominantly rural and much of it prone to flooding before river drainage was improved in the 1970s, the area has great landscape and conservation interest. The uplands in the western half of the catchment are recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are extensive Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on Romney Marsh and around Rye. Although not formally designated as such the Brede, Tillingham and Pannel Sewer valleys also merit consideration as designated conservation areas on account of their high wildlife value. The NRA is pledged to protect and sustain the natural environment and will support sensitive measures for its management.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansRiversWater qualityFlood controlBiodiversityEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planning
Geographic Keywords: Rother (East Sussex)Rother catchmentEast Sussex
Extent: 24
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