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CLA East: 2024 Norfolk Branch Summer Visit and AGM

The Wendling Beck Project is a pioneering habitat creation, nature restoration and regenerative farming project, spanning almost 2,000 acres of land north of Dereham in Norfolk. 

The project is a collaboration between private landowners, local authorities, environmental NGOs, and Anglian Water. It aims to transform land use for environmental gain, whilst also building long-term business resilience and providing community benefit. 

During this walking tour you will hear about a range of habitats that are already in transition. This includes heathland restoration, parkland creation, species-rich lowland meadow, lowland fen restoration, wet woodland and rare chalk stream creation. New fencing and infrastructure has been installed to enable livestock to manage the habitats. 

The Wendling Beck Project represents a ground-breaking approach to conservation and land management in England, which will be financed by the sale of ecosystem services including biodiversity net gain (BNG), nutrient neutrality and natural flood management, along with regenerative farming. Developers have the advantage of dealing directly with the landowners.

 Your visit to this project will start and finish at the Gressenhall Workhouse Museum and there is an optional visit to the museum after lunch.

 This visit is by kind permission of the Wendling Beck Project. 

9.30am Registration and refreshments 
10.00am Norfolk Branch AGM, update from a CLA Officer and welcome from Project Lead, Glenn Anderson 
11.00am Walking tour of the Wendling Beck Project
1.00pm Two course lunch with wine
2.30pm Optional visit around the museum or depart

This is a walking tour of over 2 miles.  Please wear appropriate clothing.  There will be a tractor and trailer available for those that need it.


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Event Details

Thursday 16 May 2024
9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wendling Beck Project, Gressenhall Environment Hub, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Museum, Beetley, Dereham, NR20 4DR
£47.00 + VAT per person