An interesting read in today’s Independent by Terence Blacker.
“Money first, the countryside second. Place this policy beside the proposed abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board, which has overseen the pay and conditions of farm workers, and the government’s distinctly unattractive view of the countryside begins to emerge. It is an investment opportunity, offering the rich the chance to get richer, at the expense of the landscape and those who live in it.
Friends of the Earth, the CPRE, and even the normally cautious National Trust have warned of the dire and irreversible long-term consequences of this development free-for-all. If we really do value our countryside, then another mighty row is on the way.”