EA and landowner face off over ‘horrific’ destruction of protected river

A landowner has said that he was given permission by the Environment Agency to undertake works that “obliterated” a 1.5km stretch of a protected river, claiming that his actions would protect the local community from flooding.

by Rachel Salvidge
The landowner said he was protecting the community from flooding. Photograph: Environment Agency
The landowner said he was protecting the community from flooding. Photograph: Environment Agency

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