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Title: Planning liaison with local planning authorities
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: planning liason with local planning authorities
The Water Act 1989 established the National Rivers Authority to have responsibility for the regulatory powers controlling the aquatic environment and also flood defence, water resources, fisheries, conservation and recreation activities previously undertaken by the predecessor water authorities. The NRA has a National Head Office, dealing with essential policy matters. Management of all operational and regulatory activities now takes place in 8 Regions and not 10 as at vesting day in 1989. This change was designed to improve effectiveness and, in conjunction with moves towards integrated catchment management in smaller areas, is intended to improve the delivery of services at local level and to make sure there is a smoother transition to the Environment Agency. NRA Regional Offices deal with policy planning and standard setting. Day to day operational matters, more appropriately dealt with on a local basis, are carried out at Area and Catchment Offices. The impact of general building and other development is of prime concern to the NRA in the exercise of its duties. It therefore considers that effective liaison with planning authorities in the exercise of their general planning powers and in the detailed control of new development is of the utmost importance. Specific planning liaison staff are employed within the NRA to respond to planning authority consultations and to represent the NRA at all stages of the planning process. Many planning authorities' boundaries straddle more than one NRA region and area. As far as possible the NRA Anglian Region has, in conjunction with its neighbouring Regions, rationalised its boundaries for planning liaison purposes so that planning authorities have a single point of contact.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: National Rivers AuthorityPlanningCatchment managementLand useProcesses
Geographic Keywords: EA Anglian
Extent: 10; + appendices
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