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ADDED Friday 20th January 2017
THE FUTURE OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
AFTER THE EU REFERENDUM
fundamental flaws simply providing income support to farmers recreational opportunities are only temporary sharp decrease in biodiversity with many species still declining lack of resources to effectively monitor schemes current agri-schemes in Cornwall are ineffective or have made no difference. Read HERE
NATIONAL TRUST OPPOSE MOORLAND PROTECTION
Expenditure on opposing SPM common land applications
The National Trust Britains biggest landowner went to great lengths to counter our arguments, even employing Burges Salmon, a high-powered firm of solicitors from Bristol which must have cost them thousands. Read HERE
TROUBLE AT THE MEN-AN-TOL
A file of recent correspondence between SPM and various agencies concerning potential damage and degrading by cattle of the monument and local footpaths. See HERE
NELMS and BREXIT - WHAT IS GOING ON?
NELMS was the working title of the new environmental stewardship scheme Countryside Stewardship [CS] and is intended to replace current agri-environmental schemes [AES]. However the recent referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union who supply most of the funding for these AES has thrown the whole issue into doubt as to who will now pay for it.
But how exactly does CS impact on the West Penwith countryside? A recent request to Natural England for the location of any areas of local heathland that may be affected by CS elicited the response that there are two possible places. However, until applications are processed, these locations will not be made public. But what exactly is CS intended to do?
Read the full file HERE