Drop in visitors and cash constraints blamed for cut to number of RSPB hides at local beauty spot
The number of bird watching hides along the Middle Level barrier bank at Welches Dam in Manea is to be cut.
The RSPB's application to demolish five existing hides in the Fenland District Council area and replace them with just two has been approved. The remaining five fall under the authority of East Cambs District Council and will be replaced with just three.
An officer's report on the application explains the current five hides are located along the raised bank adjacent to the Ouse Washes nature reserve and due to their elevated position are noticeable from a distance.
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