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It's the eve of the historic boat race between Cambridge and Oxford Universities, but instead of all focus being on the event, Cambridge has been caught up in a row over plans for a new boathouse.
Conservationists are fighting the boat club's proposals, saying the development near Ely would have a devastating effect on wildlife. Elodie Harper reports.
The Cambridge University Women's Boat Club is to review plans for a new boathouse on the River Great Ouse at Ely after objections from The Wildlife Trust.
There are concerns about birds, otters and water voles in the area.
The Wildlife Trust is fighting plans for a new Cambridge University boathouse on the river at Ely in Cambridgeshire.
It says the site is is part of a corridor between the breeding and the feeding grounds of the bitterns, marsh harriers and other birds and is used by otters and water voles.
The Wildlife Trust in Cambridgeshire is objecting to plans for a new university boathouse on the River Great Ouse at Ely.
The Cambridge University Boat Club wants to build a boathouse along with a gym, caretaker's flat and dormitories at Fore Mill Wash.
The Wildlife Trust says it's the wrong development in the wrong place being next to habitat for otters and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).