Correspondence with Phil Woolas MP, Minister of the Environment, about ‘managed retreat’ in Norfolk

Mike King who lives in Scratby, Great Yarmouth, has asked Phil Woolas MP who is Minister for the Environment to explain the proposal in Natural England’s recent report to allow a vast area of Norfolk (6,500 hectares) from Eccles-on-sea to Winterton-on-sea, and as far inland as Stalham, to be flooded by the sea. His letter to the Minister asks how Natural England, an organisation that is supposed to care for our environment and the unique wildlife in the Norfolk area, can propose such destruction, and whether Natural England are they acting on their own initiative or are following Government guide lines?

Regarding Natural England’s recent proposal to allow the sea to flood part of Norfolk and the Norfolk Broads. Phil Woolas, Minister for the Environment, confirms in his reply to Mike King that the preferred policy option is to maintain the sea defences of the Broads for the next 50 years.

3rd April 2008  Letter from Mike King to Phil Woolas MP & copied to Tony Wright his local MP.
14th April 2008  Reply from Tony Wright
23rd April 2008  Reply from Phil Woolas
30th April 2008  Letter from Mike King to Tony Wright
27th May 2008  Letter from Mike King to Phil Woolas and copied to Tony Wright
27th June 2008  Letter from Phil Woolas to Mike King
6th October 2008  Letter from Mike King to the Anglian Offshore Dredging Association (AODA)

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