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Title: Croal Irwell : consultation draft
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Agency is committed to a programme of Local Environment Agency Plans (LEAPs) in order to produce a local agenda of integrated action for environmental improvement. These LEAPs will also allow the Agency to deploy its resources to best effect and optimise benefit for the local environment. These plans will reflect our close contact with industry, the public and Local Government and will contribute towards achieving sustainable development. The Croal Irwell Consultation Report contains a vision which expresses our long term aims for the Plan area, together with an outline description of the area covered Jtalso.idenlifies issues and,suggests.possible options for their resolution. The examples given for each issue are sites where we know the problem exists. They are not prioritised and the iist may not include all sites. The Environmental Overview gives some detail of the area as we see it, its current status, pressures on it and our objectives for the various uses. The LEAP Consultation Report is intended to form a basis for consultation between the Agency and all those with interests in the area and to build partnerships. The Croal/lrwell LEAP area is based on the catchment area of the River Irwell and River Croal. This takes up approximately 468 km2 with a population of about 635,000 people. Approximately one third of the area is within the County of Lancashire while the remaining two thirds lie within Greater Manchester. It includes the main towns of Bolton, Bury and Salford, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Haslingden, as well as part of the City of Manchester.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementConsultationSustainabilityRivers
Geographic Keywords: CroalIrwellIrwell catchmentLancashireGreater Manchester
Extent: 89
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