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Title: Local Environment Agency plan Esk and coast (Hartlepool to Filey Bay) : consultation report, November 1997
Author: Environment Agency North East Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Esk and Coast (Hartlepool to Filey Bay) Local Environment Agency Plan Consultation Report is the Environment Agency's initial analysis of the status of the environment in this area and the issues that we believe need to be addressed. The Esk and Coast area is diverse and provides a range of challenges and opportunities to the Agency and other responsible organisations. The coastline of the plan is of recognised conservation value. Thirty-six miles of the coastline of the plan area has been designated Heritage Coast. The Heritage Coast Project strives to conserve and protect the environment and increase public access to the coast. The moorland landscape of North Yorkshire is afforded similar protection under its designation as a National Park. The coastal waters are important to the local economy for the fishing industry and as a shipping route. Trade and sewage discharges are consented to enter the coastal waters. The Agency continues to work with industry and the water companies towards improving coastal water quality. Whilst the River Tees is not included in this plan, it should be recognised that the output from the Tees Estuary exerts an influence upon the coastal waters of the Esk and Coast area. The River Esk is of particular importance as a freshwater fishery. The River Esk Regeneration Project, in which the Agency is a partner, has recently received Objective 5b funding from the European Union to improve the habitat of the river to increase the possibility of a self sustaining salmon population.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: York
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)RiversCatchment managementEnvironmental planningWater qualityConsultationBiodiversityWaste managementFlood controlLand useRiver Quality ObjectivesRiver fisheries
Geographic Keywords: Esk and Coast catchmentNorth YorkshireEsk (North Yorkshire)
Extent: 126; + appendices
Total file downloads: 297

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