Eton v the sea trout: college’s land sale sparks fears of river pollution

Controversial plan to build 3,000 houses in Sussex will have ‘catastrophic impact’ on environment, say wildlife campaignersTwo of the UK’s oldest institutions – Eton College and trout fishing – are heading for an unexpected, watery confrontation. The battle has been sparked by an announcement by the £42,000-a-year boarding school that it plans to sell off 500 acres of East Sussex for a massive housing development. The move has triggered widespread anger, with infuriated members of the fishing community arguing that the proposal is a threat to one of the most important spawning grounds of the sea trout in England.The proposed… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/19/eton-v-the-sea-trout-colleges-land-sale-sparks-fears-of-river-pollution