David North of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust has expressed his concern about the future of the wildlife habitats at Cley and Blakeney if the sea defences are not reinstated.
Comments from members of the public and interested bodies are invited on the draft plan drawn up by the Norfolk Coastal Partnership for the AONB going forward to 2019.
Doubts are arising that damage to some of North Norfolk’s sea defences caused by the tidal surge in December will be repaired. The Environment Agency are seriously considering allowing the sea back in to reclaim land at Cley and Salthouse. If that does prove to be the case the economic impact on the area could be considerable. Thousands of birdwatchers travel to the reserves at Cley and Blakeney Point every year injecting a great deal of money into the local economy. If the nature of the reserves is changed by allowing the sea back in the variety of bird life will also change and the attraction of this unique part of Norfolk for keen ‘birders’ could wane.
A selection of the many attractions that the North Norfolk coast has to offer to visitors.
A video produced by the National Trust that gives a good overview of the damage caused to Norfolk beaches, salt marshes, nature reserves and infrastructure.
A very evocative video illustrating the wildlife that can be found along the North Norfolk Coast during the winter months. Directed and produced by Peter Naylor with a commentary written and read by Martin Wase and music by Kye Rodriguez & Peter Fellows. This is a Fall Time Production & Kestrel Films Short.
I grew up in North Norfolk during the 1950’s when central heating was virtually unknown in ordinary homes. Let me tell you a little bit about the realities of everyday life in those days. I also ask the question, are we becoming soft in the 21st Century?
First ever holidaymakers at Happisburgh?
A caravan park on the cliff edge is thought to have been the site of a human settlement one million years ago.
A moving look at the damage caused by the recent storm at Cromer in North Norfolk.
A walker taking a stroll on the beach between Mundesley and Bacton to inspect the damage caused by the recent storms has discovered what appears to be an unexploded artillery shell on the beach. The police who are awaiting the arrival of a bomb disposal team to identify and deal with the object have cordoned off the site. The finder, Mr Gale, found the device yesterday (Sunday) and had the forethought to take a photograph. After showing it to a…