Voice fears at meeting over dredging

People worried about major dredging operations between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft can voice their fears at a public meeting tomorrow.The meeting at Yarmouth Race-course's Vice Admiral Bar will hear presentations from the newly-formed Anglian Offshore Dredging Associa-tion which wants to extend dredging areas between the two resorts.

People worried about major dredging operations between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft can voice their fears at a public meeting tomorrow.

The meeting at Yarmouth Race-course's Vice Admiral Bar will hear presentations from the newly-formed Anglian Offshore Dredging Associa-tion which wants to extend dredging areas between the two resorts.

The plans could see operations increase tenfold off Southwold.

It is feared any increased dredging will lead to more coastal erosion.

During tomorrow's meeting, local coastal groups and Rupert Read, Green Party MEP candidate, are expected to express their concerns.

He said: “I intend to ask a set of awkward questions of the dredgers.

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“If they cannot adequately reply then they owe it to the people of East Anglia to withdraw their application and take a more sensible approach rather than ruining our fragile coastline forever.”

The public meeting starts at 2pm and involves three presentations at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm.