Thursday, 3 April 2008

Public meetings over threat to Broads

Public meetings are being held in villages threatened by plans to abandon sea defences.

Some of Britain's finest pike fisheries and internationally important nature reserves would also be lost if proposals to allow the sea to flood the Upper Thurne and its broads get the go-ahead.

Tonight the Coastal Concern Action group said: "In view of the confusion, fear and adverse effect on property caused by the recent proposals by Natural England which seek to allow the sea to take over some 25square miles of the upper Thurne region and the consequential loss of six villages CCAG has arranged a short series of public meetings in the affected area.
The meeting locations and times are as follows:

* Tuesday 8th April Hickling Community Hall at 7:30pm
* Wednesday 9th April Potter Heigham Village Hall at 7:30pm
* Tuesday 15th April Sea Palling Village Hall at 7:30pm

Norman Lamb MP will attend each of the meetings. CCAG's Malcolm Kerby has called these meetings to give the people a voice that their views may be carried to the very heart of Government."

Nearly 600 people have signed an online petition against the plans. Click here to join them.

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