Coordinator's Comments

  • HANSON AGGREGATES MARINE LTD ADMITS DREDGING HAS AN IMPACT. In an interview on BBC Radio Norfolk's Today in Norfolk programme which took place on Tuesday 19th April whilst discussing marine aggregate dredging, coastal issues and coastal spokesman...
  • Marine Aggregate Extraction Licence Area 401/2 ( A&B ) Renewal Request Public Notice Eastern Daily Press Friday 11th February 2005. Hanson Aggregate Marine Ltd are making an application for the renewal of the existing licence for a further...
  • Here we go again! We are told by the EU engineers that Offshore Dredging for Marine Aggregate is without doubt harmful to the marine environment as well as "cause or exacerbate coastal erosion" and the UK Government, DEFRA to be precise, has...
  • As this is my first comment of 2005 I would like to begin by thanking everyone who has been kind enough to give Happisburgh the fantastic support we have enjoyed throughout the last year and indeed before that. Your support via the ongoing...
  • Kelling to Lowestoft Ness Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) This second generation draft SMP purports to seek a return to a more "natural coastline", re-establish "natural process" and provide "sustainability" (whatever that may mean) yet it...
  • In this area I am sure we are going to see over the coming weeks many meetings organised by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC). To explain the rationale and finer nuances of the second generation pilot Shoreline Management Plan (SMP), extracts...
  • Proposed Kelling to Lowestoft Ness Shoreline Management Plan I feel it is pertinent to preface my comments with a few words against which I would like my remarks to be judged. Firstly I do have some understanding of the commitment and volume of...
  • What an eventful ten days not just for Happisburgh but almost all the Norfolk coastal communities. First we have the reports in the press and media of a study conducted by Dr. Nigel Pontee of the Halcrow group and others which tells the world that...
  • My comments this month are intended to cover a number of important issues. First let us consider the three ‘pilot’ Shoreline Management Plans (SMP’s) which I assume DEFRA have requested be done. There are three District Councils (Lead Authorities...
  • The DTI sponsored Foresight Study published on the 22nd April 04 took on board the likely consequences of continuing lack of investment in coast defences. CCAG has, for some years, been raising awareness of the abject folly of this Government's...