Norfolk coastal campaigners to meet minister

Stephen PullingerCoastal erosion campaigners from two villages near Great Yarmouth will today have the chance to air their views to the minister for marine and natural environment, Huw Irranca-Davies.Stephen Pullinger

Coastal erosion campaigners from two villages near Great Yarmouth will today have the chance to air their views to the minister for marine and natural environment, Huw Irranca-Davies.

The minister, escorted by local MP Tony Wright, will begin his fact-finding tour at 10.15am in Hopton, the scene of a stormy public meeting last week with locals blaming rapid beach depletion on the building of Yarmouth's outer harbour.

Mr Irranca-Davies will meet representatives of Yarmouth Borough Council and the Environment Agency as well as local residents to discuss the issue.

They will then travel to Scratby to meet the Scratby Coastal Erosion Group and discuss the threat to the coastline there.


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Mr Wright said: "I am pleased that Huw has accepted my invitation to come to Yarmouth. I and many residents in Hopton and Scratby feel that it is important that the minister sees for himself the devastating effects of coastal erosion along this stretch of coastline."

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