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Where is Abott's Hall farm

Abbott’s Hall farm in Essex is part of the Thames gateway
It is part of the Blackwater estuary

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Why is is sustainable?

The salt marshes here are going to be protected and extended as sustainable coastal management
-The sea has been allowed to breach the seawall to convert 84 hectares of farmland back to saltmarsh
This will act as a natural form of defence for the land behind it
If sea levels rise as expected the salt marsh will migrate inland naturally
•Marsh birds like Brent geese and salt marsh plants like sea lavender will benefit greatly
Several groups support this decision to allow coast to retreat the line with new sea walls established further back etc