Step closer to 'mega marsh'

PUBLISHED: 14:07 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:30 15 June 2010

PLANS to turn the marshland between Seaton and Colyford into a 'mega-marsh' tourist attraction took another step forward last week as East Devon District Council changed the land's status to a nature reserve. Councillors approved a planning application to

PLANS to turn the marshland between Seaton and Colyford into a 'mega-marsh' tourist attraction took another step forward last week as East Devon District Council changed the land's status to a nature reserve.Councillors approved a planning application to change the use of land, within the Axe Wetland project area. The council also agreed to seek Heritage Lottery funding to secure funds for the provision of access for all, on-site interpretation and infrastructure including bird hiding and platforms.It is anticipated that the extended site could attract thousands of visitors a year.

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