A review of the Defra Catchment Based Approach Policy Framework

Chris Blackmore, Louise Bracken, Kevin Collins, Natalie Foster, Bob Harris, Ray Ison, Laurence Smith, Christopher Spray, Nigel Watson, The Catchment Systems Group

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    This review was undertaken during October 2016. As the review was very rapid (in an attempt to coincide with strategic national environment policy considerations) and unfunded, what follows should be considered as a high-level review; raising questions and pointers for further research and evidence gathering. CSG members drew upon their own experience, documents provided by the Defra group, other sources and CSG members’ understanding of their research evidence in developing the review. Three questions were specified:

    1. Is the CaBA Policy Framework still fit for purpose?
    2. Is the purpose and goal of the Policy Framework still being met?
    3. What changes are required to improve wider partnership working or how the CaBA Policy Framework might be expanded?

    We are acutely aware of the uncertainties associated with Brexit and therefore our review is inevitably subject to revision as national policy and legislative priorities emerge. This
    includes possible responses to the expected consultation on Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherDepartment for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
    Commissioning bodyUK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


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