Birds-nest find halts demolition of Happisburgh homes

Work to demolish doomed homes on Happisburgh's crumbling cliff edge has been halted this morning after the discovery of two birds' nests.

A spokesman for North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) said the nests had been spotted on buildings making up the terraces on Beach Road.

The find had been reported to Natural England 'As legally required' and NNDC was waiting to hear back whether or not work could proceed, according to the spokesman.

Diggers moved in earlier this month to tear down erosion-threatened buildings along the cliff edge.

Before the discovery, the levelling of the Beach Road homes was expected to take a further eight-to-nine weeks, after which the clifftop is due to be reinstated as grassland.

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