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Environmental Issues

Within the context of the Broadland Flood Alleviation Project, environmental issues are wide-ranging and include ecology, conservation and landscape, recreation (including public access, walking, angling and navigation), archaeology and cultural heritage.

BESL seek to address environmental issues throughout the process of implementing flood defence improvement works. A large number of relevant external bodies are routinely consulted as part of our pre-works consultation exercises; all responses are considered individually, and issues addressed appropriately. BESL also routinely liaise with the Broads Authority (who through funding from the Environment Agency employ a member of staff as their BFAP co-ordinator) and send representatives to various public meetings (e.g. the Broads Angling Strategy Group) to identify opportunities and gain feedback from user groups on schemes proposed

In addition to undertaking mitigation for environmental impacts as standard practice, BESL staff work hard to find opportunities for environmental enhancements wherever possible, often working with partner organisations. Such enhancements include habitat provision and improved recreation opportunities.

The links below provide examples of environmental issues within the BFAP.

Ecology and Landscape

Click on the link below for more information about ecology and landscape issues within the areas relevant to the Broadland Flood Alleviation Project.

Click here for information on Ecology and Landscape


Footpaths and Public Access

Click on the link below for more information about footpaths and rights of way, routes that are affected by the flood defence and maps of current closures and diversions. Click here for information on footpaths and public access

Click here for information on footpaths and public access

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Archaeology and Built Heritage

The historic environment of Broadland includes many features of archaeological, cultural, and/or built heritage including former drainage mills, former abbeys and remains of former medieval Broadland industries such as the former peat diggings (which created the broads), brick making, former cement works and salterns. Communication routes including navigation channels (e.g. Haddiscoe New Cut) and long distance paths such as the Weavers Way and the Angles Way also contribute to the historic heritage of the Broads.

Click here for more information on Archaeology and Built Heritage


Navigation and Angling

Click on the link below for more information about the navigation and angling of the rivers and broads within the project area and how the flood defence works affect these activities. Click on the link below for more information on navigation and angling.

Click here for more information on navigation and angling

Click here for information on Navigation and Angling

Wetland Creation

The historic environment of Broadland includes many features of archaeological, cultural, and/or built heritage including former drainage mills, former abbeys and remains of former medieval Broadland industries such as the former peat diggings (which created the broads), brick making, former cement works and salterns. Communication routes including navigation channels (e.g. Haddiscoe New Cut) and long distance paths such as the Weavers Way and the Angles Way also contribute to the historic heritage of the Broads.

Click here to read more about the Hickling wetland creation scheme

 

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