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The HunStory

Status:                                                             Complete - Feasibility study phase (Jan-Mar 2019)

How much funding to be/applied for:     tbc

Total value of project:                                  tbc

Project dates:                                                  tbc

Illustration for The HunStory

Please see the draft River Hun Catchment plan and further information on the River Hun.  

Project description:

Dependant on the findings of the current feasibility study, the original plan was to apply for £1+ m of funding for an environmental heritage project on the River Hun, and its freshwater marshes. The proposed work would have stretched over approx. 5 years and would aim to: 

  • Tackle pollution and improve water quality
  • Enhance wildlife habitats
  • Provide opportunities for local people, and particularly local school children, to learn more about wildlife and conservation
  • Provide local young people with conservation skills and work experience

We are now reviewing the findings of the feasibility study and will applying for funding to deliver aspects of the project on the ground.

Link to management plan objective/s:       4.1OL5,PL6&7, 4.2PB4, 4.3PF5, 4.4OC1&3,PC3,4, 4.5PR7,

Key problem/s project will seek to address: Pollution, lack of employment opportunties in environmental  sector for young people in the area, skill shortage for nature reserves, poor biodiversity in river catchment area, flooding

Project partners/stakeholders:  Norfolk Rivers Trust, The Environment Agency, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Norfolk County Council Trails team, Norfolk County Council Historic Environment Team, Professor Richard Hey,  local volunteers, Anglian Water.