Press Articles

  • Villagers vented their fury at the government during a packed public meeting held last night in one of the parish churches directly threatened by a proposal to abandon six Broads villages to the North Sea. Around 400 people packed into St Mary's...
  • Imagine for a moment that a government body has delivered a report which presents, as one of four policy options, the prospect of your house being destroyed as well as your local shops, pub, village and landscape. It could happen within the next...
  • It's time we shut down Natural England (NE), the puppet quango set up by the Government. Unfocused and unloved, it replaced the Countryside Agency and English Nature. Sadly, it now packs neither the effective rural punch of the former, nor the...
  • There will be no surrender in the fight against proposals that would abandon "vast acreage" of the Norfolk Broads to the sea. That was the pledge last night from Norfolk County Hall, which said it would battle to win government support and funding...
  • Pie-in-the-sky or a genuine threat? A week after draft proposals that would surrender a large area of Norfolk to the North Sea were uncovered, what is the mood of the communities that would be affected? JON WELCH reports. On a warm spring day...
  • Stark choices will have to be made over the defence of our coastline, and some areas ultimately might have to be surrendered to the sea, environment secretary Hilary Benn warned yesterday. Mr Benn said the government had increased spending on...
  • Further plans to abandon parts of the coast of Eastern England to the sea are expected from the Environment Agency this year, following the suggestion that six villages around the Norfolk Broads might have to be given up to flooding within the...
  • IF the people of Happisburgh have demonstrated one thing, it is that unless you stand up and shout loudly enough and over a long enough period of time, there is every likelihood you will be ignored. Whether that lesson will be learned by the...
  • Five villages, hundreds of homes, thousands of acres of farmland and a section of the Norfolk Broads would be wiped off the map if radical proposals to tackle climate change got the go-ahead, an ecologist has warned. Dr Martin George, of the...
  • A big section of the Norfolk Broads as well as a cluster of villages and thousands of acres of farmland face being surrendered to the sea under secret plans to save the rest of the Norfolk coast from the impact of climate change. A scheme drawn...