Erosion fears over dredging contract

Norfolk coastal defence campaigners last night hit out at plans to renew an offshore dredging licence off the coast at Yarmouth. They claim the application by Hanson Aggregates Marine would accelerate coastal erosion and put homes and businesses at risk. Malcolm Kerby, chairman of the Coastal Concern Action Group, said he was convinced that offshore dredging was responsible for coastal erosion and urged the Government to stop the process from being carried out while further research is undertaken.