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Title: Avon and Erme : third annual review
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
The Avon and Erme LEAP aims to promote integrated environmental management. It seeks to develop partnerships with a wide range of organisations and individuals who have a role to play in the management of this area of Devon. It is vital that the needs of all aspects of the area, including flora and fauna, are balanced to ensure continued protection of these assets. This document reviews the implementation of the actions from the Avon and Erme Action Plan (December 1998) and reports on the progress made over the last year. We are continuing to make good progress with this action plan, although a lack of funding has affected some actions, particularly fisheries actions; The Foot and Mouth crisis also limited progress on some actions as access was restricted in many areas. Forty-two out of the 108 actions have now been completed, most of the remaining actions have started and only 7 actions have made no progress. We will continue to work on both the outstanding and the ongoing actions, seeking external funding where resources are limited. We have been working with farmers to develop ‘best farming practices’ which deliver both environmental improvements and cost savings to the farmer. We are developing programmes to disseminate this practice and we are awaiting a decision on a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, led by South Hams District Council, which will help implement more sustainable practices in the Slapton Catchment.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Place: Exminster
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)RiversCatchment managementFish migrationEstuariesRecreationAir pollutionEffluentsAgricultureEnvironmental managementBiodiversity
Geographic Keywords: South Devon catchmentErmeDevonAvon (Devon)
Extent: 42
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