Countryside Agency wants sustainable farming
A MORE sustainable approach to agriculture is one of the key policies mapped out by the new Countryside Agency when it opens for business this Thursday, according to interviews conducted with the chairman in several national papers.
Other priorities identified by Ewen Cameron for the agency were:
- Showing how to tackle rural disadvantage;
- Improving rural transport while taming the impact of traffic growth; and
- Increasing access to the countryside.
Cameron says he is determined that countryside issues should be given top priority within the government.
He also says he is keen to ensure Whitehall departments introduce “rural proofing” in every new policy, so that their impact on rural communities will be automatically taken into account.
The Countryside Agency has been formed from the amalgamation of the Rural Development Commission and the Countryside Commission.
- Send cash to hills, says rural chief, FWi, yesterday (29 March, 1999)
- Cameron plans “clarity” for right to roam, FWi, 15 March, 1999
- Monbiot comments on “predatory” Cameron, FWi, 11 March, 1999
- Rural chief speaks up for ramblers, FWi, 10 March, 1999
- Ex-CLA man to head Countryside Agency, FWi, 09 March, 1999
- Landowners fury at right to roam, FWi, 09 March, 1999
- “Shambles” in hunt for rural guru, FWi, 03 February, 1999
- New agency replaces Countryside Commission, FWi, 26 November, 1998
- The Times 30/03/02/99 page 14
- The Independent 30/03/02/99 page 3 (The Tuesday Review)
- Financial Times 30/03/99 page 14