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Title: Frome and Piddle and Poole Harbour and Purbeck : consultation draft
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: draft November 1999
The publication of the Frome an Piddle and Poole Harbour an Purbeck LEAP Consultation Draft marks the start of a three-month period of formal consultation enabling external organisations and the general public to work with us in planning the future of the local environment. Your views will be considered in preparing the next phase, the LEAP Plan. At the end of the consultation period we will produce a Statement on Public Consultation which will summarise the views expressed during the consultation process. The area covered by this plan comprises the entire catchments of the River Frome, River Piddle, the Corfe River and the Sherford River, Poole Harbour and a number of small river catchments flowing into the sea on the Isle of Purbeck. The plan has a geographical area of some 880 km2. The Frome rises on the North Dorset Downs near Evershot, and flows south to be joined near Cattistock by the Wraxall Brook, and at Maiden Newton by the River Hooke. Two small streams, the Sydling Water and the Cerne, also join the Frome upstream of Dorchester. Below Dorchester, the Win, South Winterbourne and Tadnoll Brook enter from the south, while the Frome itself meanders in an easterly direction to Poole Harbour, entering at Swineham Point just south of where the Piddle enters the harbour. The Piddle rises at four major springs near Alton Pancras, initially flowing south before turning east at Puddletown towards Poole Harbour. The Devil's Brook and Cheselbourne Stream flow from the north and join the Piddle east of Puddletown. The Bere Stream flows south through Milborne St Andrew and Bere Regis to join the Piddle at Warren. Poole Harbour itself is centrally located on the south coast of England, and is one of the largest and shallowest natural harbours in the world. It has an area of approximately 38 km2 at high water spring tides despite land having been reclaimed on the northern shores in both historic and recent times. Within the harbour there are three main channel systems, the Wareham and North Channel, the South Deep and the Wych Channel.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Blandford Forum
Subject Keywords: ConsultationLocal action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementWater qualityRiver fisheriesFlood controlWater pollutionWaste managementNature conservation
Geographic Keywords: FromeFrome and Piddle subcatchmentDorsetPoole Harbour
Extent: 73; + maps
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