Unrestricted access to The Wash frontage via Friskney Sea Lane to a Defence Infrastructure Organisation owned track-way has led to several issues. Health and safety are of significant concern as the area of saltmarsh is a closed military bombing range with potential unexploded ordnance, which the DIO have a legal duty to mitigate. Additionally, access has led to multiple fly tipping incidences and anti-social behaviour with significant cost to land owners. Vehicle use of the marsh, which is not legally permitted has also resulted in disturbances to protected features within The Wash nature reserve.
A range of organisations and individuals that have a legal duty or stake in ensuring these problems are resolved were brought together to jointly agree solutions.
Participating organisations include:
It is not the intention of the group to completely restrict access to the area. It was agreed that something needed to be done to deal with these issues. After an extensive options analysis (available on request), a series of actions have been agreed.
Cover image by Robert Enderby
If you have any questions, please contact The Wash and North Norfolk Marine Partnership using the contact details below.
The Wash and North Norfolk Marine Partnership
6 North Lynn Business Village
Norfolk PE30 2JG
Telephone: 01553 772020
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