Major visits Fen project

FORMER Prime Minister and MP for Huntingdon, Sir John Major visited The Great Fen Project on Friday. Sir John was given a guided tour of Woodwalton Fen to see the progress made since his last visit in November 2005. He was shown Middle Farm and heard pla

FORMER Prime Minister and MP for Huntingdon, Sir John Major visited The Great Fen Project on Friday.

Sir John was given a guided tour of Woodwalton Fen to see the progress made since his last visit in November 2005.

He was shown Middle Farm and heard plans for its restoration and then took a tractor ride.

He met representatives of the bodies funding the project to turn 3,700 hectares of fenland farmland back to nature to create a home for flora and fauna.


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The land, drained in the 17th century will be restored to wetland.

The joining of the existing nature reserves makes this one of the biggest restoration projects of its kind in Britain.

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The Great Fen Project is a partnership project run by the Environment Agency, Huntingdonshire District Council, Middle Level Commissioners, Natural England and The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough.

See www.greatfen.org.uk

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