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Kingsland Parish Council Issue Statement Regarding Destructive Work on River Lugg


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Kingsland Parish Council is aware of the recent work done on the banks of the Lugg at Kingsland.

The parish council has had a dialogue with the Environment Agency, and officers have attended online meetings in recent months.

A site meeting with the Environment Agency in September 2020 identified issues near the bridge and the Environment Agency subsequently wrote that “the left hand bank directly upstream of the bridge could do with some reprofiling due to bank slumping… to ease conveyance as it is currently partially obstructing the 3rd arch of the bridge and will look to the landowner to carry out these works”. Another issue highlighted by the Environment Agency was “a build-up of silt and growth mostly Himalayan Balsam on both the upstream and downstream sides”.

The parish council supports work to improve the Lugg that is undertaken at the direction and instigation of the Environment Agency and is in line with the appropriate guidelines, regulations and processes that may be applicable.

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The landowner has given an interview in The Telegraph today 5th December. You can read it here

 

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