Managing the Estuary


Nature Conservation Designations

Nature conservation is the active management of natural resources (plants, animals and the environment) to ensure that through protection they survive or are appropriately used. Nature conservation designations protect key resources in specific areas; generally having their own management, monitoring and reporting systems in place in order to ensure that deterioration does not occur. The Severn Estuary has numerous nature conservation designations (see Fig. 1) to reflect its important habitats, species and geology. MORE


The planning system has a significant impact on the way in which we live, work and interact with the physical environment. It involves decisions about the future of our cities, towns and rural areas around the Severn Estuary.

A plan-led system: Each local planning authority around the estuary is required to produce planning documents explaining how planning will be managed in that area. Together, planning policy within these documents from all the Severnside local planning authorities provides an indication of future development around the Seven Estuary. MORE

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