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Date published: 5th April 2019

Netting has been used on parts of the cliffs at Bacton in order to encourage sand martins to nest further along the coast in other suitable habitat.  It will not prevent nesting but encourage it in different locations during the delivery of the Sandscaping project.

The use of temporary specialist netting follows detailed environmental assessment and has been approved by Natural England with advice from the RSPB.

This is part of the Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping project which is a UK first, multi-partner project led by North Norfolk District Council.  The project will see 1.8million cubic metres of sand placed on these beaches to provide robust protection to Bacton Gas Terminal and the villages of Bacton and Walcott.

For more information concerning the decision making process and those who were consulted during the planning stages of this project, please see our planning webpage.


Last updated: 6th April 2019