Industry and Nature in Harmony

Archive of: March, 2014

Posted 10 March 2014

The coastal concordat is a standalone agreement about the consenting phase of development, complementing other government agency led initiatives to promote sustainable growth, including the Defra Network Offer to LEPs, City Deals and Enterprise Zones.

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Posted 10 March 2014

The latest data collected by Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) volunteers provide an up-to-date overview of the most important UK sites for waterbirds and evidence of continuing changes in their populations. The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has now published an interactive report for 2011/12.

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Posted 10 March 2014

Most readers will be familiar with the importance of the Humber Estuary for wildlife. Its mudflats, saltmarsh, lagoons and reedbeds are internationally important and so are the bird populations that they support. One feature of the Humber that can sometimes be overlooked, however, is its islands and the vital role they play for birds.

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Posted 10 March 2014

The North Eastern IFCA byelaw relating to the protection of seagrass communities behind Spurn Bight, was formally signed off by the Fisheries Minister on 30/01/2014 and is now in force. Eastern IFCA has submitted the Protected Area Byelaw to the MMO for quality assessment prior to ministerial consideration and we anticipate the byelaw to be in place prior to the May 2014 deadline.

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Posted 10 March 2014

On the 5th December 2013 the east coast tidal surge resulted in record sea levels which were higher than those seen during the floods of January 1953.

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Posted 10 March 2014

Do you have a dog? Do you like to walk your dog around the Humber Estuary? If the answer is yes then why don’t you become a member of the Humber Hounds.

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Posted 10 March 2014

On the 13th December 2013, the government agreed the Hull and Humber City Deal to make the most of the Area’s local strengths to create jobs and boost growth in the area. Under the ‘accelerated growth’ element of the City Deal, key work areas which will ensure sustainable development alongside growth in the region. These include the Humber Spatial Plan, compensation/mitigation strategy and the development of a data observatory.

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