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Protest Over Dredging Plans at One of Cornwall’s Most Picturesque Bays

Posted on January 4, 2016

A large number of protesters staged a clifftop demonstration today against controversial plans to resume dredging at one of Cornwall’s most picturesque bays. They’ve only got until early next month to lodge their objections.

Campaigners turned out in force in gale force winds to protect their beach.

They’re protesting against plans to dump dredged silt from Plymouth into Whitsand Bay in south east Cornwall.

Deb Hoskin said: “We all care for this bay.The beach is clean. We come and look after this area. It’s like our garden.”

People from the Rame peninsula and as far south as Fowey took part.

Diver Richard Lee said: “It’s been dumped for thirty years. It stopped for the last thirteen months because the community took it to the High Court.”

Objections to the latest plans have to be submitted by early January.

The protesters want the bay to be permanently closed for dumping.

“We dive in the area,we see what’s underneath. It’s not obvious on a day like today but it’s really important to protect the wildlife and the organisms.”

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