WALLASEA MANAGED RETREAT

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Where?
- Low lying island in Essex. - Formed by Rivers Crouch and Roach
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What?
- 3.5km stretch - Create new mudflats and sat marshes. - Protecting land to south. - Create new habitats for migrating birds. - Allow areas to flood and act like a sponge.
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Cost
£7.5 million
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Who will benefit?
- RSPB - migrating birds. - Farmers get compensation. - Visitor footpaths and cycle ways. - Protect land to south (people who own land there).
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Who will lose?
- Farmers will lose land and therefore their businesses.
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Main changes that will happen
- Norht side was straight from east to west. - Had shallow beaches and wheat farmers' land. - Transformed into marshland, mudflats, salt marshes, lagoons and fresh water streams.
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- 3.5km stretch - Create new mudflats and sat marshes. - Protecting land to south. - Create new habitats for migrating birds. - Allow areas to flood and act like a sponge.

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