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By-law change allows nude bathing

Naturists who have lost a designated beach in Suffolk because of coastal erosion have been told they can use any other sands in the Waveney area.

The sands at Corton in Lowestoft have eroded since the naturist beach was established by Waveney District Council in the mid-1970s.

The council has had to close it but pledged they would look for a permanent alternative for naturists.

Meanwhile a by-law has been passed to allow nude bathing on Waveney beaches.

The decision follows a three-month public consultation with the British Naturism organisation and naturists who live in Suffolk.

During the consultation, 89% of local respondents agreed with the proposed change in the designation of the Corton beach, while nationally 92% of respondents were against it.

Waveney District Council is continuing its search for a permanent designated beach for naturists.

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