The King’s Lynn Joint Advisory Group (KLJAG) can be viewed as the successor to The Wash Estuary Strategy Management team and The Wash National Nature Reserve Consultation Board. It provides a discussion forum for its members who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise about that stretch of coastline falling between Hunstanton and Sutton Bridge. This coastline is quite diverse; travelling from Hunstanton , a very popular seaside town with sandy beaches through saltmarsh and on to King’s Lynn, a busy important port since historical times. On then, through more saltmarsh until reaching Sutton Bridge another port. The area contains the largest Natural Nature Reserve in England and is viewed by many as a wilderness area.
As can be realised there is much to debate by the group’s members who represent among others, EIFCA, The Port Authority, Natural England, wildfowlers, Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB – all fulfilling a watchdog role for this most valuable part of The Wash.
The KLJAG will play an important part in meeting the challenging task of balancing the push for increased tourism, more people moving into the area and developments such as wind farm expansion, against the culture of The Wash and its natural history.
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