UK Food Security

Interestingly, one point not mentioned by the National Farmers Union is the amount of Grade 1 agricultural land lost to speculative building which leads to the land being worth up to £1 million per acre when planning permission is received – especially in areas such as ours where we have no Local Plan and no 6-year land supply. And where quite a few farmers are parish, town and/or district councillors (and even, in the past, running a plannung consultancy) and are sometimes developers themselves.