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Arne Moor, Dorset. The proposed flood area.<br />
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Plans to flood an area of grassland in a nature reserve in a bid to protect wading birds and their habitats from being lost have been unveiled.<br />
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The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) has teamed up with the Environment Agency and Natural England on plans to create a new inter-tidal habitat at Arne Moors near Poole Harbour, Dorset.<br />
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But residents near the proposed site say the plans would put them at risk of flooding from run-off rainwater and feel the agencies are putting wading birds above people.<br />
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They also raised concerns that their community is being sacrificed for the sake of wealthy residents in Poole and the exclusive resort of Sandbanks.