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Opinions of the plans for Cuckmere Haven

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Opinions of the plans for the future The Cuckmere haven restoration project has received a lot of mixed opinions; some believe it is a great idea and will be sustainable in years to come, others disagree and believe it is a bad decision and will jeopardise the surrounding environment and some aren't bothered about what happens as it will not effect them. The majority of the people who disagree with the project are locals in the area and are concerned about the possible risk of flooding, damage to the vast wildlife in the area and also the beautiful estuary becoming an eyesore. ...read more.


However, not all the local residents are against the plan as Grace Francis confirms stating, "We deserve to be fully protected - no-one warned us when we bought the house this would happen. I don't know how long we will be able to stay in this property." Grace wishes for her home to be protected and believes the restoration project will ensure that her property remains safe and will not be affected by rising sea levels and flooding. Colin King - another local resident, believes that by carrying out the restoration project, the beauty of the estuary will be ruined. ...read more.


In the summer of 2003, the hot weather resulted in the death of large numbers of flatfish, flounder and plaice because the shallow water heated up reducing the oxygen available for the fish to breathe in." From our questionnaire results, I can see that majority of the people asked visited Cuckmere haven for the beautiful views and scenery, which will be dramatically changed by carrying out the restoration project. David Pearce, local retired resident, supports this argument, stating that, "this is an iconic place, an essential part of Sussex's identity. I oppose this proposal". Overall there are a variety of opinions on whether or not the plan will be a success; the environment agency did consider these points and due to mass dispute, the plan was delayed in 2003. ...read more.

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