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Environment Agency Wales is heading this landmark study project aiming to put the environment at the heart of future plans to develop water-related sport and recreation in Wales.
In Wales, a year-long project to plan new and improved water sport facilities will be funded by British Waterways, Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Welsh Assembly Government (WAG). The project is supported by partners including the Forestry Commission, Sports Council for Wales, Visit Wales, and the Welsh Local Government Association.
The Welsh project will develop a new strategic plan on water access in Wales, identifying potential new opportunities as well as examining how those opportunities might best be unlocked.
The strategy will consider coastal, estuarine and inland locations. The aim is to add value to other regional and local plans and not simply replicate existing strategies, plans and initiatives.
The study findings will be submitted to Welsh Assembly Government in early 2008. Currently in Wales, Welsh Assembly Government is funding six pilot projects with the aim of providing improved recreational access across a variety of activities. The projects will be delivered by March 2008 and will provide learning opportunities that will compliment the strategy.
The first stage of the project involved a series of local consultation workshops that have now been completed and the summary report for Wales will be made available. link to workshop reports page
We hope that all interested parties will see the posters not just as an opportunity to contribute to the development of the strategy but also as a potential resource for their own work on water related sport and recreation.
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There are a number of ways that all interested parties can stay closely involved with the development of the strategies click here for further details.
The University of Brighton team has compiled the following highly experienced team drawn from a range of organisations
University of Brighton, Professor Andrew Church, Professor Neil Ravenscroft, Dr. John Lee, Dr. Niall Burnside, Steve Baker,
Plumpton College, Becky Taylor
exeGesIS Spatial Data Management, Jon Young, Tony Price
University of West England, Professor Nigel Curry
Collingwood Environmental Planning (CEP), Dr. Claire Twigger-Ross
G&L Hughes Ltd, Geoff Hughes
Rubicon associates, Belinda Heys
Click here for further details of team members