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Land NewsFarmland: 44% of Buyers are nor Farmers

Almost half of people buying farmland in the South West are not farmers, the report by the Commission for Rural Communities shows.Farming is "changing rapidly" and a significant area of land is now being bought by non-farming interests for housing and development as well as "agri-business". ......


£8 billion for new housing

Altogether three million homes should be built by 2020, 60 per cent of them on brownfield land. Restrictions on greenbelt land will not be relaxed, although there could be more building on greenfield sites......


‘temporary’ car parking on greenbelt land

EDGE Hill has been given permission to build a 501 space car park on greenbelt land on the understanding it is ‘temporary’ and may have to be ripped up in two years.......


Land Price Increase

Land prices in England have increased by more than 15% in the past year as the amount of farmland coming onto the market continues to fall.......


Residents up in arms over woodland housing

MORAY Council are coming under fire from residents living in the former police houses on Victoria Road, who have objected to proposals contained in the new Local Plan to zone an area located in woodlands behind their homes for housing......


Rural campaigners prepare to do battle

Gordon Browns ambitious building programme of three million new homes by 2020 will face huge opposition among residents and environmental campaigners....


'Woods and homes' green belt call

More agricultural and green belt land should be reforested or turned into housing, a new report suggests....


End of Greenbelt?

The government simply isnt going to abandon the principle of protecting our green fields to any significant extent, both because it isnt necessary and would be politically extremely damaging in the long term...


10,000 acres of greenbelt under threat

The Queen, British Aerospace and BP will make billions of pounds from developing the greenbelt under proposals to meet government housing targets. Research by the Guardian and the Campaign to Protect Rural England shows at least 10,000 acres of greenbelt land are likely to be sacrificed to build some of the biggest developments in Britain in the past 30 years....


Land price boom

Land values in the Fens have rocketed in the past year, with agricultural land now rarely changing hands for less than 4,000 an acre.....


'Increasing threat' to green belt

Green belt land protecting countryside from urban sprawl is increasingly being threatened by government initiatives, rural campaigners have said. ....


Britain's gardens under threat

Britain's gardens under threat as Prescott's rules allow more new homes to be built on our green spaces.....


 

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