15 March 1999
Cameron plans ‘clarity’ for right to roam

EWEN Cameron, the controversial new chairman of the Countryside Agency, is interviewed in The Daily Telegraph.

Mr Cameron was once president of the Country Landowners Association and an outspoken opponent of right-to-roam legislation.

But his new post means he is in charge of implementing the plans for access to the countryside announced by the government last week.

Mr Cameron, who farms 1214ha (3000 acres) near Ilminster, Somerset, believes that a right to roam will bring “clarity” to countryside access rules.

He says that the failed alternative proposal of countless voluntary access agreements would have led to a “nebulous” state of affairs.