Grant secured for restoration and conservation of fenlands

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a £370,400 grant to support the restoration and conservation of fenlands sitting across the Norfolk and Suffolk border in the Little Ouse Valley.

Volunteer-led charity Little Ouse Headwaters Project (LOHP) will use the funds to buy Webbs Fen, a former fenland that was later used for commercial agriculture.

The LOHP will restore the land over the coming year and improve public access to the site, which links a number of other conservation areas.

LOHP board of trustees chair Nigel Clark said: "The purchase and restoration of Webbs Fen will link the parcels of land in conservation management and make a substantial contribution to the improvement of the valley for the enjoyment of people and wildlife."


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