I was horrified to hear of the proposed silica extraction site at Snettisham.
This part of the Wash is a nationwide area for birdwatching as we have migrating birds here in spring and autumn and lots of rare resident birds. We also have the RSPB reserve really near to the proposed site as well as Wolferton reserve, too, a much used site, which is well known for its nightjars. The proposed silica sand extraction site will also cause extra traffic on the A149 route and this already badly crowded during weekends and summer months, which will adversely affect tourism, not only in Snettisham, but the surrounding areas, such as Hunstanton and Brancaster, and they are already struggling without further setbacks. The RSPB reserve has two large lakes. What will happen when large pits are dug nearby? Will these lakes drain? What will happen to the wildlife then? They won’t all just return years later when all the work and disruption is finished.
Mrs B Power
Station Road, Snettisham