LETTERS From D. Cassell, Brading:
HAVING links with Brading for over 50 years, I agree with all R. Whiting has written (CP letters, 03-01-14) and can only sympathise with those who have established homes and businesses which are now affected by the recent conditions.
Speaking to farmers and elderly residents of the areas, it is obvious that since new ideas for land management have been put in place, the results have been disastrous. The land no longer drains effectively.
While I accept that the recent changes to sluice gate management would not have prevented all of the flooding, it has certainly increased the severity and depth.
Several properties are now regularly very badly affected with no sign of any improvement, nor any compensation.
Those affected have no voice, as the RSPB, backed by the Environment Agency, just seem to pursue their means to an end, regardless of the plight of others.