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Compartments 26, 27 & 28 Consultation doc
Comp 26/27/28 consultation responses
Compartment 26 Figure 1
Tree Clearance leaflet
Compartment 26 Figure 2
Comp 26 proposals


Compartment Information

Name: Beccles
Number: 26
Location: Beccles Marshes

Compartment Status Information

  Preliminary Appraisal
Planning Approval
Construction Works
In progress

Compartment Photos


Compartment Description

Compartment 26 includes a 4.1km section of the right bank of the River Waveney between Beccles and Worlingham Wall.
Within the compartment there are a few historical sites such as post medieval remains of the former swing bridge and adjacent drainage pump as well as a series of 1st World War training trenches. Recorded archaeological findings include a Palaeolithic hand-axe and a Bronze Age spearhead.

The improvement works along the floodbank began in 2006 and were completed in 2008 with the majority of the works involving floodbank strengthening and installation of erosion protection at appropriate locations. A 465m section of the floodbank was also setback with piling retained. Improvement works also included re-piling at Beccles Yacht Station (pictures shown above).

There are excellent opportunities for walking within the compartment as the Angles Way long distance footpath runs along the entire length of the floodbank. In addition, there are a series of permissive paths which cut across the grazing marshes and link with the public footpath on the floodbank to provide a variety of circular walks. Angles Ways also allows easy access for fishing from the bank; there are also excellent fishing opportunities in the adjacent Beccles Quay. Important mooring sites include the Broads Authority 24-hour moorings located along the right bank immediately downstream of the A146 Beccles New Bridge. The length of piling from the BA 24-hour mooring downstream to the Beccles Amateur Sailing Club is also used for mooring. The River Waveney is very popular for sailing and pleasure boating; Beccles Amateur Sailing Club and various boat hire businesses are located in Beccles.

Click here to read about planning application for Compartment 26

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