Measures data for New Forest - Hatchet Sowley Operational Catchment
A measure is an action taken to help achieve an environmental objective in the river basin management plan. Measures are usually delivered through programmes of work such as the government’s Rural Development Programme, the Water Industry National Environment Programme, the Environment Agency’s Environment Programme or catchment partnerships.
These measures are part of the proposed update to the river basin management plans which is currently with the Secretary of State for approval to publish.
Summary programmes of measures
The river basin management plan contains a summary of the programmes of measures needed to achieve the environmental objectives in the river basin district. The proposed updated plan sets out the measures already confirmed and suggests additional measures that are likely to be required but are not yet confirmed.
You can find out the details and background of the summary programmes of measures on the summary programmes of measures web page. You can download the summary programmes of measures below. We recommend reading the context and description of these downloads in the summary programmes of measures documents prior to viewing:
- Summary programmes of measures by river basin district (Downloadable excel file)
- Potential additional programmes of measures (Downloadable excel file)
As this is a summary of the programme of measures it does not contain all measures in detail. Furthermore, there are some programmes that are still being implemented (for example the New Environment Land Management schemes or Water Industry Price Review 2024). These programmes have been included in the summary at a high level but detail for specific local measures is not yet known.
Catchment partnership pages
Each catchment partnership has identified the priority measures that will be implemented in the catchments they lead on. Some of these measures are reflected in water body specific objectives by 2027 others are focused on broader catchment outcomes. Catchment partnerships also describe what more could be achieved for the future by finding solutions to overcome the main barriers identified.
You can view the priority measures identified by the catchment partnerships on this data explorer. To access your local catchment partnership page, click on the appropriate management catchment on the river basin district page and then scroll down to the catchment partnership page link, below the 'Data' section. Alternatively, links to these pages are on the catchment partnerships list page.