Thursday, 10 April 2008

MP calls for debate on future of the Broads

Campaigners have challenged government agencies behind proposals to abandon the Upper Thurne and its Broads.

More than 400 people attended a public meeting in Potter Heigham last night. MP Norman Lamb said it was essential that there was a full and public debate over the proposals.

Today an online petition to save the Broads on Prime Minister Gordon Brown's 10 Downing Street website clocked up its 800th signature.

Natural England, the Environment Agency and Broads Authority met in secret last month to discuss the impact of climate change on the Broads. Documents leaked to the media showed proposals to abandon sea defences, allowing Horsey Mere, Hickling Broad, the Martham Broads and Hiehgam Sound to be flooded by the North Sea.

Click here for the full story. Click here to sign the petition to Save the Broads.

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