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Compartments 26, 27 & 28 Consultation doc

Compartment 28 phase 1 solutions, figure 1

Compartment 28 phase 1 solutions, figure 2

Comp 26/27/28 consultation responses

Tree Clearance leaflet

Waveney valley Tree Clearance (2005) Leaflet


Compartment Information

Name: Barnby and Carlton Colville
Number: 28
Location: Barnby, Carlton and Share Marshes

Compartment Status Information

  Preliminary Appraisal
Planning Approval
Construction Works
In progress

Compartment Photos


Compartment Description

Compartment 28 includes a 8238m stretch along the right bank of the River Waveney, the left bank of Oulton Dyke and the southern bank of Oulton Broad to protect land and property within Barnby, Carlton and Share Marshes.
Within the compartment there are a few historical and archaeological features such as the post medieval Share Mill, another drainage mill, a site of former peat diggings and a duck decoy.

Phase 1 of the improvement works started in 2006 with the majority of earthworks completed that season. Replacement crest piling was installed on the bank that protects Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve and Ivy House Farm in 2007. Phase 2 of the improvement works will cover the defences that protect Petos Marsh.

As part of this scheme an easy access footpath surface is being installed around Whitecast Marshes and a new link footpath to the Nature Reserves visitor centre provided as a partnership project between the Broads Authority, BESL, Environment Agency, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk County Council and landowners.

The Angle Way long distance footpath allows a good opportunity for walking within the compartment as it runs along the first 2000m of the floodbank before cutting across the marshes and around Oulton Broad. In addition, a series of other footpaths exist within the compartment that allows walks around Carlton Marshes, alongside White Cast Marshes and towards the higher ground within the compartment. The footpaths in the eastern section of the compartment allow excellent bird watching opportunities within Sprat's Water and Marshes SSSI, especially in the summer and winter months when a number uncommon bird species breed.
There are no mooring sites within the compartment, although The Waveney River Centre on the left bank of the river Waveney opposite Peto's Marsh provides mooring for boats. Access to the riverbank for fishing is relatively poor within this compartment; however, The Carlton Colville Angling Club currently leases a stretch of riverbank with fishing platforms on the rond.

Click here to read about the planning application for Compartment 28

Click here to read more about Compartment 28 Petos Marsh planning application


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