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Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan Published

‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’ sets out the UK Government’s commitments to improve the environment within a generation. It sets goals environmental improvements and details how Government will work with businesses and communities to achieve the goals over the next 25 years.  The plan sits alongside two other government

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‘Flushable’ Products Protest by UK Water Companies

UK water companies have recently complained to Trading Standards regarding branding on items such as flushable wet wipes stating that they are contributing towards blockages in sewer systems. It is estimated that it costs £88 million per year to unblock sewers mainly caused by wet wipes and other hygiene products. Those companies who acted recently

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Living Waters for Wales Update by NRW

Natural Resources Wales has recently produced their firth Water Framework Directive update. The newsletter is filled with examples of projects which are delivering a better water environment for the people, environment and businesses of Wales. The newsletter includes: River Basin Management Plan Update Water Watch Wales The restoration of afforested deep peat on the Welsh Government Woodland

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National Flood Resilience Review Published

The Government’s National Flood Resilience Review has recently been published. The review includes: £12.5 million for new temporary defences, such as barriers and high volume pumps, at seven strategic locations around the country. By this winter, the Environment Agency (EA) will have four times more temporary barriers than last year. Utility companies’ commitment to increase flood protection

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Water for Life and Livelihoods Consultation Summary Response Published

The Environment Agency has published a report summarising the responses to the consultation on draft River Basin Management Plans that ran from 10 October 2014 to 10 April 2015. The consultation was the third and final stage of public consultation on the second cycle of river basin planning. It posed questions on proposed long-term objectives for

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Closed consultation: Solway Tweed River Basin District 2014-2015

Closed 9th June 2015. Consultation has opened for the Solway Tweed river basin management plan. The consultation provides an opportunity for stakeholders to give their thoughts and opinions to improve the water environment across England. The plan discusses how the Environment Agency, water companies, local authorities and communities will co-operate together to manage the water

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Closed – consultation on plans to change flood defence consents to include them in the environmental permitting framework – DEFRA

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has opened a consultation requiring views from stakeholders on plans to change flood defence consents by including them in the environmental permitting framework in England and Wales. Flood defence consent is required before activity is to occur near watercourses to prevent flood risks. Changing consents will

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Celtic Seas Partnership Project selects Solway as case study

Solway has recently been selected as a suitable case study for the Celtic Seas Partnership Project. Solway is one of three case studies identified as best practice for cross-border management of the marine environment. The Celtic Seas Partnership Project promotes the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), which requires co-ordinated and collaborative sustainable

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Solway Firth Partnership News – Winter 2014

The winter 2014 edition of the Solway Firth Newsletter: Tidelines is now available to download from the Solway Firth Partnership website. The newsletter provides information on the following topics – Making the Most of the Coast Project, Solway’s AONB, plastic debris in the coastal and marine environment, Cumbria’s Marine Conservation Zones, Manx Wildlife Trust, Cally

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Know Your Flood Risk Campaign produces ‘Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience’ document

Know Your Flood Risk Campaign is a partnership based initiative set up to help initiate and facilitate flood risk management. Flooding poses the largest natural threat to the UK. With the help of technical experts, the campaign has produced a structured report called “Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience” which documents various ways in which homes can

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