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Title: Derbyshire Derwent : consultation report, February 1998
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Derbyshire Derwent Local Environment Agency Plan (LEAP) Consultation Report is the Environment Agency's analysis of the local environment in this area and the issues that the Agency believes need to be addressed. This is a local plan for the physical environment which covers a large part of Derbyshire and includes small parts of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. The area is based on the River Derwent catchment. River catchments provide firm water environment boundaries which are important for a plan based on the physical environment. The Derbyshire Derwent area covers 1,200 km2 and extends from the South Pennines west of Sheffield to the confluence with the River Trent south-west of Nottingham. The plan area covers about 46% of Derbyshire and includes a small area of Nottinghamshire west of Mansfield and two small areas of South Yorkshire to the west of Sheffield. Derby is the largest settlement in the plan area. Other towns in the area include Bakewell, Belper, Buxton, Matlock and parts of Alfreton and Ripley. It is home for about 375,500 people. In terms of land use the area is essentially rural, away from the centres of Derby, Alfreton and Belper. Behind the rural charm of the area, however, mining and quarrying are still important, as they have been historically. Evidence of such activity can readily be seen. Mills located throughout the Derwent Valley also indicate some of the history of the area.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Nottingham
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Environmental planningCatchment managementBiodiversityConsultationWater qualityBiodiversityLand useRiversEnvironment AgencyWaste management
Geographic Keywords: Derwent (Derbyshire)Derbyshire Derwent catchmentDerbyshire
Extent: 127
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