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How does the ERCIP Project work?

  1. Explore and develop formal processes between the relevant authorities to work together on strategic issues.  To be achieved through the 6 Partnership Exchange Visits held in each region over the life of the project and designed to allow a full understanding of the specific concerns faced by each partner and the opportunities available to address these through a carefully constructed and jointly implemented RCIP.
  2. Develop environmental risk prevention, planning and design policy with supporting guidance that is jointly owned and implemented by all parties. This approach allows three levels of embedded policy results:
    1. a formal commitment to joint working
    2. development or improvement of an RCIP and
    3. the adoption of an RCIP into the local planning framework.
    This will start with the production a Baseline Position document which in turn will highlight the steps to be taken to address the 5 key regional policy issues highlighted by the project.
  3. Raise awareness of the causes of geographical sensitivities and the impact of ever changing situations and pressures on river corridors that are at risk from increased environmental pressures, climate change and the impact of proposed housing, industrial or commercial developments that in turn affect the environmental, economic and social sustainability of these areas.
  4. Stimulate local communities to actively participate in the processes involved in enjoying, owning and maintaining river corridors Each PEV will include a networking event specifically to engage the local communities and interest groups working on associated issues. The website, press releases and media involvement will also ensure that the project is marketed to local situations.

The ERCIP Partners are:

Nine Partners from five countries improving the integration between the development control processes of regional environment agencies, water boards and local government.

Case Studies

A collection of the information gained and shared through each of the ERCIP Partnership Exchange Visits

Resources

A collection of documents, ideas, suggestions and other things we've found useful to help you with your own River Corridor Improvement Plan.

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