Posted by Jock on March 31, 2008 at 14:12:37 from 220.127.116.11 user Jock.
In Reply to: Re: End of Northern Broads - Really? posted by Peter H on March 31, 2008 at 12:35:44:
Sadly, the plan to flood part of the Norfolk Broads, is no joke. English Nature's opposition to building,
or strengthening, defences against the sea is a part of a long-term policy dating back more than 20 years.
Ominously, not only the Northern Norfolk Broads, but the Walton Backwaters are threatened by EN's policy
of 'managed retreat'.
From the Naze Protection Society's website, regarding plans to construct defences to protect the Naze
Alas, in 1986 the then Nature Conservancy (later to become known as English Nature)
- intransigent and all-powerful as ever - objected, despite the the scheme being favourably
received at the time by the Department of the Environment. In fact, Margaret Thatcher
(PM at the time) even signed a letter agreeing that the work should be done!
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