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Wey CAMS

About the Wey Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy (CAMS) 

The Wey CAMS area is based on the surface water catchment of the River Wey. It is bordered to the east by the Mole catchment and to the West by the Loddon catchment. The Wey drains large parts of Surrey, some of East Hampshire and a very small area of West Sussex, with a total catchment area of 904 km2. The CAMS catchment is predominantly rural with Alton, Farnham, Haslemere, Goldalming, Guildford, and Woking being the main urban areas. Agriculture is the principal land use within the catchment. Much of the catchment is a typical lowland river flowing slowly through a wide floodplain.

The Wey is formed by two branches; one rising as the Wey North near Alton and the other as the Wey South near Haslemere. These two branches meet at Tilford and the Wey eventually meets the Thames at Weybridge. This CAMS does not include the Bournes, as these will be assessed in the next Thames Corridor CAMS. Other main tributaries include the River Slea, Cranleigh Waters, Tilling Bourne, and the Stanford Brook/Hoe Stream. There are four canal systems that cross the catchment; the Wey and Goldalming Navigations, the Basingstoke Canal and the partly restored Wey and Arun Canal.

Work has started on the Wey CAMS

The consultation document for the Wey CAMS has now been published (see the link on the left of this page). If you would like to receive a paper copy of the consultation document, please email us at: cams.thamesse@environment-agency.gov.uk, phone 08708 506 506 or write to:

Wey CAMS Officer
Water Resources
Environment Agency
Swift House
Frimley Business Park
Camberley
Surrey
GU16 7SQ

Timetable

Development started: Summer 2005
Stakeholder group set up: Spring 2006
Consultation document published: Spring 2007
Statement of response available: Winter 2007
Final CAMS published: Spring 2008
Next cycle starts: Summer 2011

If you would like to know more about how CAMS works, click on More about CAMS.

Work has started on the Wey CAMS

We are reviewing how much water is being taken from the Wey catchment by water abstraction licensing. This page explains how you can be involved.

If you abstract water or are interested in water use in this area, we would like to hear from you.

Please let us know your comments or suggestions that we could use in the early development of the Wey CAMS. You can make comments by emailing us at cams.thamesse@environment-agency.gov.uk, phone (08708 506 506) or post;

Sarah Rennie (Wey CAMS Officer)

Water Resources

Environment Agency

Swift House

Frimley Business Park

Camberley

Surrey

GU16 7SQ

The deadline for comments is 30 November 2005.

If you would like to receive a copy of the consultation document when it is published, please let us know by email, phone or post.

You can find out more information and a map by clicking on the link below and downloading our awareness-raising leaflet.




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