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Re: Countryside etc.
Mar 01, 2012, 13:37
tjj wrote:
I wonder what your views are on the Countryside Stewardship Schemes, many of which are expiring in 2012-2013 and won't be renewed - including New Town Farm near Alton Barnes/Lockeridge* which seems to be the one with access to sites of archaeological interest.

*Information obtained from Natural England's website.

I had better not set off at a tangent, but this is an important point and timely. Stewardship and other schemes adopted around the WHS have worked ever so well in getting landowners and famers round a table with heritage managers and planners. One example of benefit is EKLB being brought into the WHS, where other advances are less known but just as important. Yet here we are amidst a small fortune being pumped into an area of the WHS through the Marlborough Downs Project and there is a danger the eye is taken off the monuments ball. The Monuments Code would thus prompt that cooperation at all times and educate the visiting public by getting them aware at every opportunity.
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