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…

Whats the difference between Seals and Bream

https://basg.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/HGB-Campaign-6-Nov-20.mp4 This is the 4th of our campaign videos highlighting the plight of Bream in the Northern Broads and against the backdrop of protecting seal breeding grounds on the North Norfolk Coast. Chris Bielby now of the National Trust talks about this and their ability to migrate to North Norfolk to breed, Chris was previously…

Court Papers Issued against EA and NE

I can confirm today that BASG & AT have through Fish Legal served a high court submission for a Judicial Review against the Environment Agency and Natural England with regard to the Environment Agency’s (EA’s) decision to grant a Flood Risk Activity Permit (FRAP) on 23 July 2020 for fish barriers on Hoveton Great Broad…

NE Papers on Hoveton Proposals Exposed

After months of trying, via Fish Legal we have being provided the documents that the EA seemingly judged as more relevant than their own fishery experts. These fishery documents come without an author and date of creation. [1] Hoveton Project creating a sustainable future for the Bure system (002) … [2] Annex 1 – Fish…

EA blunders over Hoveton Great Broad Press Release

The Angling Trust and BASG issued a joint press release today following the response from the EA on the pending  Fish Legal legal challenge. The press release is hosted on the AT website accessible on the link below. https://anglingtrust.net/2020/09/09/environment-agency-ignores-its-own-experts-trying-to-protect-vital-fish-spawning-grounds-in-norfolk-broads/ BASG States: It’s unbelievable that the EA Management appear to  ignore the science and its own…