Thursday, 10 March 2011
England: Defra Uplands Policy Review launched
For my own part, I would have liked to have seen the appointment of someone at Ministerial level to promote the needs of the uplands in the long-term. Many of the other good ideas that came out of last year's CRC Report do not appear to have found favour.
At first sight, this review focuses on the provision of broadband, and while this is important and will be very welcome, broadband on its own will not meet the needs of the upland communities. It is like suggesting that diversification will solve everyone's problems - so much depends on other factors.
Defra News Release
Defra Uplands Policy Review - document
Farmer's Weekly commenting on CLA response
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