April 24, 2008

IWA Supports ‘Holding the Line’ Policy Against Sea Encroachment on Norfolk Broads

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) announced today its full support for action to maintain the Norfolk Broads as a freshwater habitat and recreational amenity, for as long as practicable, rather than leaving it to the predations of the sea through a ‘managed retreat policy’ as postulated in one of the options for consideration in a recent Natural England report on the subject.

The announcement comes in support of recent statements by the Environment Agency and the Broads Society that the ‘line should be held as long as possible,‘ despite the threat of rising sea levels.

Read the full press release on the Inland Waterways Association website

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April 17, 2008

EDP: “Broads surrender unacceptable”

The government must continue to fund coastal defence projects to prevent the “completely unacceptable” loss of 25 square miles of the Broads to the sea. That is the plea from the Broads Society which said it was “extremely concerned” to learn of proposals being considered by government conservation advisers Natural England that, if adopted, would lead to thousands of acres of land, hundreds of homes and some of Norfolk’s top wildlife sites being surrendered to the sea.

Read the full story by on the EDP website

Read the press release on the Broads Society website

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