Campaigners fear plan to fight River Wye pollution has been shelved

Letters revealed under FoI laws show council asked environment secretary to investigate plan

The government has been accused of quietly shelving a delayed plan to restore the polluted River Wye after letters from the government show it is incomplete with no publication date in sight.

Letters revealed to the Guardian under freedom of information (FoI) laws show then-environment secretary Thérèse Coffey told stakeholders in August that the government was “close to finalising” the plan to save the Wye and measures would be published within three months.

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