Press Articles

  • Angry campaigners branded a Government minister a “disgrace” tonight after he refused to answer key questions on the future of the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. Environment minister Elliot Morley was given a police escort out of Westminster when he...
  • Tories and Lib Dems said yesterday they plan to move the battle against the deeply unpopular Shoreline Manage-ment Plan up a gear in the campaign to save coastal communities. The SMP will be given a high- profile airing next week, with North...
  • Coastal defence experts have been urged to go back to the drawing board to work out ways of defending Norfolk's shoreline. The call comes from a coastal campaign group which says the weight of public concern over a new sea defence policy, poised to...
  • Stunned villagers watched a large slice of their historic clifftop community get swallowed by the sea at the weekend. It was a table top exercise projected on to a screen in the sanctuary of the parish church at Overstrand. But the prospect of homes...
  • If enough people speak up about a controversial coastal plan, which effectively abandons parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, it will "fire a massive shot over the bows of Westminster" That was the message last night as the first of four meetings run by...
  • A glimmer of hope of compensation for people who lose homes and businesses if sea defences are abandoned has emerged from a top-level meeting. Campaigners from North Norfolk who have been pressing for such payments say they are heartened that...
  • A coastal defence campaigner from Norfolk will make heart-felt pleas for protection, compensation and "social justice" when he puts the county's views to a high-powered seminar in London today Malcolm Kerby has been at the forefront of Happisburgh...
  • More than a million people in Britain risk losing their homes to the sea. Now, as our shorelines crumble and beaches disappear, the government is urging vulnerable homeowners to "make more space for water". Edward Marriott meets the desperate...
  • A senior politician has drawn a battle line in the sands of North Norfolk by pledging not to support a coastal plan which would "abandon" communities - unless full compensation is offered. In a strongly worded statement, Simon Partridge, leader of...
  • Norfolk MP is calling for compensation for coastal homeowners whose properties have been condemned to the sea by a new report. Norman Lamb said a Government-backed plan, which recommends an abandonment of rural defences over the next 100 years, has...