PUBLISHED: 20:17 08 April 2019 | UPDATED: 20:17 08 April 2019 Sabrina Johnson North Norfolk District Council has been criticised for using nets to encourage sand martins to nest away from Bacton. Pic: Ian Burt. Archant © 2009 The RSBP has hit out at North Norfolk District Council for its use of netting which is preventing sand martins from accessing their nesting sites. The council put the temporary netting up on cliffs at Bacton to deter the birds from nesting during work on the Sandscaping project, which will see 1.8m cubic metres of sand put on the beaches to protect them from erosion.The council said Natural England approved the netting and the RSPB had given advice.But the RSPB has said the local authority has not followed its advice nor its own construction plans.Sharing video footage of a sand martin trying to access a burrow in a cliff, only to be prevented by the netting the RSPB East Twitter account said the effect off the netting was “heart breaking” and that the “onus is on NNDC now to do the right thing for our sand martins.”Issuing a statement on the issue on Monday afternoon RSPB in the East added: “We are… Read full this story
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