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Title: Douglas : Action Plan 1999-2000 : September 1999
Author: Environment Agency Central Area
Document Type: Monograph
The Douglas LEAP encompasses parts of the administrative Local Authority Areas of South Ribble, Chorley, West Lancashire, Wigan and a small part of Bolton. During the consultation stage of the Douglas LEAP environmental issues within the area were set out. These issues and others raised through consultation have been discussed and considered at both local consultation surgeries, by correspondence with interested organisations and individuals. We also held meetings with joint Douglas Valley Committee, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council and Chorley Borough Council. Consultation raised various environmental problems and opportunities including, amongst others, access difficulties experienced by canoeists on sections of the River Douglas, impact of contaminated run-off and drainage from the major transport links. In addition concerns were also expressed relating to air quality and the impact of industrial emissions to the atmosphere, the conservation of landscape and heritage, improving in-river habitat and the need for greater recognition of bio-diversity within the LEAP area. The main objective of this plan is to develop specific actions for these issues by undertaking initiatives, where appropriate, in partnership with other organisations. These actions have been timetabled and costed where possible. The Action Plan summarises and takes into account the results of the consultation process. It identifies and details proposed actions required, taking into account cost and benefits, identifying timescales and partners. We will be seeking commitment to planned actions by others wherever possible and will incorporate the actions into our annual business plans.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: South Preston
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Environmental managementRiversWater qualityNature conservationWaste managementRecreationPollution controlWastewater treatmentMiningBiodiversityRiver fisheries
Geographic Keywords: Douglas catchmentLancashireDouglas (Lancashire)Tawd (Lancashire)Lostock (Lancashire)Yarrow (Lancashire)
Extent: 67
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