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SRFN - Glover Review Update

22/09/19
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Members our our Sandstone Ridge Farmer Network will remember the piece in the Summer Newsletter regarding the visit of Dr Jim Dixon to the Sandstone Ridge and his praise for our SRFN.

Dr Dixon was gathering evidence for The Glover Review.

Keep watching this space — we hear (BREXIT and a General Election permitting) that The Glover Review is likely to be published on 26 September.

It would be terrific to think we might get a mention!

Keep watching this space.

We copy below the extract from the Summer Newsletter.

In 2018 the government published a 25 year plan for the environment. It set out an approach to protect landscapes and habitats in England and committed to undertaking a review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). As part of the work of the Glover Review, panel member, Dr Jim Dixon, visited the Sandstone Ridge earlier this month. His visit followed the response to a call for evidence from the Sandstone Ridge Trust which has the long term ambition for the Ridge to become an AONB.

Dr Dixon was particularly impressed with work that has been undertaken on the Ridge, and singled out the innovative partnership of stakeholders, established at the end of last year. He was also impressed by the Sandstone Ridge Farmer Network operating in the south of the area. Accompanied by Chair of the Trust, Andrew Hull (left) and Project Officer Ian Marshall (right), they navigated the Ridge from north to south, identifying particular issues relating to the protection and management of this 'magical landscape'.

The day finished at Bolesworth Castle where Estate Manager, Matthew Morris, was involved in discussions about the ways in which the rural economy (and agriculture in particular) were likely to change post-Brexit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In 2018 the government published a 25 year plan for the environment CLICK HERE. It set out an approach to protect landscapes and habitats in England and committed to undertaking a review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). As part of the work of the Glover Review, panel member, Dr Jim Dixon, visited the Sandstone Ridge earlier this month. His visit followed the response to a call for evidence from the Sandstone Ridge Trust which has the long term ambition for the Ridge to become an AONB.

Dr Dixon was particularly impressed with work that has been undertaken on the Ridge, and singled out the innovative partnership of stakeholders, established at the end of last year. He was also impressed by the Sandstone Ridge Farmer Network operating in the south of the area. Accompanied by Chair of the Trust, Andrew Hull (left) and Project Officer Ian Marshall (right), they navigated the Ridge from north to south, identifying particular issues relating to the protection and management of this 'magical landscape'.

The day finished at Bolesworth Castle where Estate Manager, Matthew Morris, was involved in discussions about the ways in which the rural economy (and agriculture in particular) were likely to change post-Brexit.

The Glover Review is due to be published this coming Autumn.