Cotswold DC leader voices support for Farmers

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Cotswold DC leader voices support for Farmers

Support for the leading role played by agriculture in the Cotswolds was voiced by the District Council last week.

During a Council debate over the management of rural estates in the county, Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe told fellow members that farming was vitally important to the local economy.

He said: "Farming's role in wildlife and woodland management helps to maintain the unique heritage of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which brings so many visitors to our District.

"We recognise the leading role that Cotswold farmers have in generating sustainable food production for this District; welcome initiatives that promote local food to local people; and acknowledge that these schemes help minimise waste and carbon emissions.

"We further recognise the valuable contributions made locally by tenants of the Rural Estate of Gloucestershire County Council, and confirm our confidence in the County Council to manage one of the best rural estates in England."

Following speculation in the media and concerns raised by tenant farmers, the County Council recently discussed the future of the rural estate and moved to reassure tenants that the council's farming estate is secure.

Posted : 04/12/2006 09:52:58

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