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Campaigners meet with officials to 'save the Goodwin Sands from dredging'

News // March 9, 2017

Kent Online says campaigners fighting to protect Goodwin Sands met government officials on 8 March 2017 to discuss the controversial dredging plan.

Members of the Save Our Sands group will raise a number of issues including concerns over a forthcoming archeological survey, which they claim is "not foolproof".

The meeting with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) follows the result of the latest public consultation which pushed the number of ooposers past the 1,000 mark.

This is in addition to 13,000 people who have signed an online petition also objecting to the Port of Dover’s plan to dredge the historic marine site.

Joanna Thomson, coordinator of the campaign group, said the meeting is a chance for the MMO to update them on the application.

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The board also stressed that, if a licence is granted, best practice procedures would be used.

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