Gove approves tighter protections for rare chalk streams

Environment secretary Michael Gove has upheld an Environment Agency proposal to reduce the amount of water that can be abstracted from three protected chalk streams in Hampshire

River Itchen at Ovington in Hampshire
The river Itchen atĀ Ovington in Hampshire is one of the chalk streams to benefit from the abstraction licence change

Environment secretary Michael Gove has approved an Environment Agency proposal to reduce the amount of water that can be abstracted from three protected chalk streams in the Hampshire.

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