On Thursday the 27th Oct, BASG met with Natural England to discuss progress with the HGB project.
These meetings have been occurring monthly since the formal closure of the joint Angling Trust & BASG legal challenge in January 2022.
This year has exposed the frailty that the Broads are facing with climate change and the damaging saline incursion right across the Broads.
BASG has pushed extremely hard on these issues and challenged what the statutory bodies are doing to counter this, set against the single objectives of restoration of HGB.
We are therefore not surprised that some lessons have been learnt and the current isolation plans have been abandoned, whilst they review the improvements in Phosphate levels post sediment removal and general water quality within the Broad.
Focus will now be on monitoring for a wider set of metrics and work to enable cleaner River Bure water to flow through the Broad.
We would like to thank Natural England for their positive open approach in recent months, as we look at new ways in protecting the wider Broads Ecology together.