We formally requested via a FOI request to see the internal EA Fisheries teams response to the – Hoveton Great Broad Flood Risk Activity Permit Consultation Responses, this post includes this response to view for yourself..
The Fisheries Team form part of the Fisheries Biodiversity & Geomorphology (FBG) team structure within the Environment Agency.
The document was withheld from the public within the consultation response and material on fisheries surveys as part of the wider consultation. This gave the impression that the applicants proposals were accepted. Indeed its still not available in the consultation response documents. https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/east-anglia-c-e/hoveton-great-broad-temporary-fish-barriers/consultation/published_select_respondent
However this is referred to many times within the consultation response and it’s final determination.
The FBG response lists 8 key objections, supported by 53 explanatory statements.is listed below.
Hoveton Project – FRAP comments from FBG 21 Feb 2020
How this can be ignored astounds us as of no consequence and is to be formally challenged by our continuing Fish Legal action.
More to follow on this shortly.