Tenant farmers prepare to challenge farmland sell-off


20 February 1998


Tenant farmers prepare to challenge farmland sell-off


TENANT farmers are planning a legal challenge to prevent North Yorkshire county council from selling its 4,451.7ha (11,000 acres) farm estate.


The council wants to offload its farmland in a bid to raise millions of pounds to pay off debts and fund services.


They hope to apply for a judicial review once they have consulted solicitors.


Concern is growing that other counties will follow suit in what could be a
huge national land sale.


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