A sea wall would be cost effective

PUBLISHED: 12:27 23 March 2007 | UPDATED: 22:39 28 May 2010

I AM amazed at the lack of forethought by all the local councils, with Fenland, Cambridge and Peterborough as the main players. With the onset of global warming coupled with climate change, it is estimated that the sea level will rise by about two metres.

I AM amazed at the lack of forethought by all the local councils, with Fenland, Cambridge and Peterborough as the main players.

With the onset of global warming coupled with climate change, it is estimated that the sea level will rise by about two metres. If true, the Fens will be under water forever.

In Peterborough, it is planned to build an incinerator for household waste. Hardly worth the funds if the area will be under water.

Why not build a sea wall and fill the gap with household waste. Dover built on reclaimed land to create a harbour with storage and car parking facilities. The main filler was household waste.

Holland built massive sea barriers to protect their country. They are at the same sea level as the Fens.

If councils are not concerned, are they prepared with contingency plans to house the homeless?

This would cost far more than 100 miles of sea wall.

At least with a sea barrier they would receive funding and there would be a landfill site for household waste for at least 20 years.

A P COPLEY

Gracious Street

Whittlesey

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