Dover Harbour Board has been requested by the MMO to undertake magnetometer surveys and submit the results for a further public consultation.
This is obviously good news as it shows the campaign is making an impact. However, a magnetometer will only detect ferrous (iron) items, such as cannons or steam ships. It’s no good for finding aircraft parts (aluminium), human remains, palaeolithic archaeology, bronze age boats or Elizabethan sailing ships … a point we will obviously be making to the MMO.
The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom’s office has acknowledged our request for an investigation into why the dredging licence issued in 1976, for ‘one project only’, was then repeated four times.
So, its onwards and upwards for 2017 – We hope you all have a very happy Christmas and thank you so much for your support over the past months. We couldn’t have got this far without you!