Bacton Sandscaping bird netting removal (43).JPG

Date published: 16th April 2019

Extensive areas have been removed, but, as explained last week, protection will be retained in the agreed areas of the lower parts of the cliff, as these areas are due to be covered through the placement of sand as part of the Sandscaping Scheme.

This will allow the delivery of the Sandscaping project, which will protect hundreds of homes and critical national infrastructure from coastal erosion, as well as creating new wildlife habitats through the areas of new beach created.

North Norfolk District Council will continue to monitor the situation, with continued professional advice from the RSPB and Natural England, to ensure safety of the sand martins. It has always been the intention to ensure the safety of this group of birds and its wider habitat – which stretches several kilometres to the north west of the site, through Paston, Mundesley and beyond towards Trimingham.

Last updated: 16th April 2019