Hoveton a way forward

Chairman’s Chat Nov-2021 We have finally reached a position with the Hoveton saga, following a legal exchange between the respective groups. We have concluded that our legal challenge is no longer needed, as in the agency’s own words, the fish do have enforceable protection within the permit conditions, if it’s then proved the barriers do…

Permit Issued by the Agency for the implementation of Fish Barriers

      Yesterdayy, the agency gave notice of their final public consultation using the Environmental Permitting Process. They couldn’t even get that right!  https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/east-anglia-c-e/hoveton-great-broad-minded-to/ Whilst we and the Broads Angling community are staggered with the Agency’s recommendations. Their action has damaged an effective partnership that has been built over recent years and will destroy…

BASG Response to Hoveton Permit EPR/RB3557SW

      This is our response and objections with the permitting of Hoveton Great Broad Fish Barriers, following the “minded to” consultation issued by the agency in August. https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/east-anglia-c-e/hoveton-great-broad-minded-to/ Following last year’s successful challenge of the EA’s decision to grant Natural England a FRAP permit dated 23 July 2020 for the same three barriers the…

Bloody Minded To

Well so much for the media, an article by Rachel Salvidge from the ENDS team on the future of the Natural England HGB project. See  Article Last week we finally got to see the actual outcome from the EA management on the issue in a 322 page report. This now goes through another “minded to”…

Hoveton Great Broad a year on the saga continues

Some of the latest progress with the ongoing saga unfolding in the Broads. NE’s controversial biomanipulation project includes the erection of barriers in the broads to prevent access for bream. It does not include dealing with the sources and causes of pollution including sewage and agriculture. NE received planning permission for the scheme in 2016…

Hoveton Great Broad Consultation our Response to EPR Permit EPR3557SW

Summary of the Issues and our objections with the permitting of Hoveton Great Broad Fish Barriers Please feel free to respond to the consultation at the link below before the 6th April 2021 https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/east-anglia-c-e/hoveton-great-broad-fra-permit/consultation/intro/ Issue 1 Under the Environment Permit Regulations, all material should be presented to the public as part of its consultation. The…

Broads History and it fish challenged again

This is the 7th of our campaign videos highlighting the plight of Bream in the Northern Broads and against the backdrop of historical protection from legal statue from concerned anglers. https://basg.online/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/campaign-7_0.mp4 Why do we treat bream so differently!! The latest environment permit consultation is currently open to the public to raise their concerns until 6th…

Another Challenge on the Hoveton Saga.

The EA gave us notice of a new submission flood risk permit application from Natural England has been received for the implementation of fish barriers on Hoveton Great Broad. See message below. As part of our determination process for the Hoveton Great Broad Restoration project, we are notifying you that we have deemed the new…