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Response to RSPB from Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area

The air show has been carefully planned with wildlife as one of the many factors to be taken into account.

Flying lines have already been adjusted to mitigate any threat to Scroby Sands, and we are keen to ensure that any damage to the tern population is avoided at all costs.

We are now considering a wider no fly zone for further bird protection and will not be flying over nesting areas.

The majority of planned flights are not impacted and we gather that Natural England, as of yesterday May 22, were minded to give their assent conditional on final agreement on habitat assessments.

The time of the year chosen for the show was driven by lighter evenings for crowd safety and maximum economic impact.

The Air Show is going to be a vital new event for the Great Yarmouth area – bringing in extra visitors to boost the economy and showcasing what the area has to offer, from its man-made attractions to the natural beauty on its doorstep.

We are keen to ensure that the show balances the needs and sensitivities of a wide range of groups from traders and residents to attractions and visitors, who all stand to benefit from a successful new air show.