What was the issue?
Speaking for the LWA, Humphrey Lloyd said: ‘Council owned farms have traditionally played a vital role in providing successive generations with a first step on the farming ladder. The loss of eight percent of the public farm estate over the past five years has had a massive impact on new entrants into farming and has turned public resources for the many into private wealth for the few.
‘We would like to point out that the continued privatisation of this essential public resource is proceeding with no public consultation whatsoever and shockingly little media attention. Food and farming are not like “any other commodity” and should be protected as Public Land for Public Good.’