Coast plan: conservation ideas sought

CONSERVATIONISTS are asking for ideas to help design a five-year plan to protect and enhance the breathtaking beauty of Norfolk's coastline.The Norfolk Coast Partnership published its first management plan for the county's designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 2004, which is due to be updated in spring.

CONSERVATIONISTS are asking for ideas to help design a five-year plan to protect and enhance the breathtaking beauty of Norfolk's coastline.

The Norfolk Coast Partnership published its first management plan for the county's designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 2004, which is due to be updated in spring.

The partnership has claimed several successes since the plan was first introduced, and has put its ideas for 2009-2014 up for consultation to hear opinions from anyone interested in the protected area of coastline.

Norfolk's AONB covers 90km of beaches, farmland and mudflats, stretching from Heacham to Mundesley with outlying areas near King's Lynn in the west and Winterton in the east.

t To view and respond to the draft plans, call policy and partnership officer Estelle Hook on 01328 850530 or visit www.norfolkcoastaonb.org.uk. The consultation closes at the end of February.