The proposed works on the A11 is a real opportunity to deliver improvements to this road & ensure the wildlife of this special area is not harmed.
Breckland, on the boarders of Suffolk and Norfolk, is home to over two thirds of the UK population of stone-curlews, making it an iconic symbol of the area's natural heritage. These birds are special and have been cited in Norfolk literature as breeding in Breckland as far back as 1660.
The population of this summer migrant has increased three-fold to over two hundred pairs in the last 25 years as a result of dedicate action by farmers and landowners supported by our stone-curlew project.
These birds are incredibly vulnerable to disturbance which is why we are working hard to ensure the A11 road improvements are designed with this in mind. We would like to see a relevant mitigation strategy in place which can accommodate the birds which will, undoubtedly, become displaced as a result of the disturbance from the road works.