Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fresh boost for Broads defences

Sea defences protecting parts of the Norfolk Broads are set to be strenghened with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of rock, it emerged today.

There was anger earlier this year, when plans to abandon sea walls protecting th Upper Thurne and its broads were leaked to the media.

Thousands signed a petition launched by the PAC, while concerned residents eventually won miniterial assurance the coastline would be saved for at least another 50 years.

Now the Environment Agency has revealed plans to ship in roacks by barge to bolster defences.

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