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£12m Essex conservation project revealed

A multi-million pound scheme to turn nearly two thousand acres of Essex farmland into one of Europe's largest coastal wetlands has been unveiled by conservationists.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has proposed a £12 million project to create a 1,818-acre wildlife haven of mudflats, saltmarsh and shallow lagoons at Wallasea Island.

The plans would see an area two-and-a-half times the City of London returned to the wild.