Developing a vision for rural England

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Developing a vision for rural England

  1. 1. Developing a vision for rural England . Developing a vision for rural England g1u'; ~é-'}; m': f'4W~' Rura| Net conference 2007
  2. 2. Developing a vision for rural Developing a vision for rural England 3'3» " "4"'*“-‘*' Rura| Net conference 2007 -_an: :
  3. 3. Meanwhile, they're developing a vision for rural England, if only by default. ... Developing a vision for rural England 3;} 4'; 4:“-*' RuralNet conference 2007
  4. 4. .. ..not forgetting the role of private investment, tax regimes and the attraction of land Developing a vision for rural England * ‘- ll 9- -I 31%-E-_l-{'13,-4 5 4*“ Rura| Net conference 2007
  5. 5. Not a new issue. .. (J{)L_lN'1’RYSlDE . —_. —.. —_. ll. »' »-. .’ p-rv~. ~Jr‘v~ 4/ PM ". l)d{: I' b-')l’I. l.I" Developing a vision for rural England Rura| Net conference 2007
  6. 6. .. .and not likely to get easier Developing a vision for rural England | v*"'-ml Rura| Net conference 2007
  7. 7. The variety of landscapes in rural England Developing a vision for rural England ~°"'H"' 4:“-‘bl RuralNet conference 2007 LS (I
  8. 8. The variety of landscapes in rural England Developing a vision for rural England "MU If-Jwvl Rura| Net conference 2007 (I
  9. 9. The variety of landscapes in rural England Developing a vision for rural England 3w"»-U If-Jll-"~| Rura| Net conference 2007 '9
  10. 10. The variety of landscapes in rural England — ‘ “" ~<-. ..__ T ‘>>~. . _ T .4-! —' I } sr _ T’, 3 —— -- " A -‘ ivy! ‘ I -' 4 b . . . ,1 . ‘ _ I “ . ‘ ’ . .o . {.. ’.‘-V‘ 9,’ l -2»-r I [--. J.. ,_ 1 1' ‘ I‘ ‘4. - K’ -' -: .: Developing a vision for rural England ‘5°"'L-= "-" 'v'""N-‘bl RuralNet conference 2007 FL : ilE‘; _Iana
  11. 11. ACE Observatory Findings ° Farm incomes patchy; going up from a low base ° For farmers, economic drivers not the whole story ° Single Payment Scheme and regulatory change affect different farm sectors ° Change slowed by past investment, speeded by new non-agricultural activities Developing a vision for rural England 3“"'N}' IWJII-‘bl Rura| Net conference 2007 FL BIE gana
  12. 12. Trends ° Uplands in trouble, specially beef ° Larger, simpler lowland arable pattern ° Rise of the ‘ragged edge’: fallow; horses ° Rise of landscape of lifestyle and leisure ° intensification of specialist businesses ° Steady rise of niche businesses, including organic farming Developing a vision for rural England 3u"'»‘-U ‘vim-"bl Rura| Net conference 2007 F1 3| Egan
  13. 13. Influencing change ° Loss of leverage with end of support payments, but. .. ° Greater consensus on ‘urban intervention’ ° More fragmentation in ‘purpose’ of the countryside: concerted action harder ° Less certainty about the future and. .. ° More demands on the use of land: example of National Forest experience Developing a vision for rural England g“"'N}' "*’""Jl*-‘bi Rura| Net conference 2007 L 3lE gana
  14. 14. Two sides to the coin ° Management essential ° Intensification vs the benefits of prosperity ° Wider partnership? ... ° . ..or regulation ° No alternative to farmers ° Contract and funding Developing a vision for rural England 3~*"'~-U 'v; "'Jli-‘vi Rura| Net conference 2007 ‘(J
  15. 15. Pressures on the land Developing a vision for rural England g1“'; vé'}3;; f'JW°' Rura| Net conference 2007
  16. 16. Pressures on the land and our experience of it: fragmentation Illi . ..ta. .n n. ..-. |. . r. .t; ... . n. ..-. imn. .u. . mp. 3.. -. ... -,. ..i mu. 3. -. ... u,. ..4 ma. Fnpu-1 um I 7 H_ I 7 . _, . ,.: 1. . ... ififé :74}-'. :7 '" “ . ..-. - —. ... . 1.. . — ~~ - . .. _.. _. . _.. ._ . .. _.. 5 H _ _ "‘- J» , _. ‘,-. , ‘= ,,. ‘_, v '- v _ -‘xi, -. ', ‘ ‘ . " _ : .: . ‘ ‘ . ‘-. . . §:. . —. ,.-. _ l. ._»__ .33. . ... .. , -:5 4.? » ‘*1; nag . - es, . V If ~ - . . 55 '. ‘.. ~»-'- 4 ~. V , . , _ V r -«*4 '- "‘ . . ‘ if . ' _ ', 5 . 13 A‘ _. .2 . x ' ' R» . .~. - ' 2.’ . . ~ ' . ‘ ' ' " 7 '9 . ‘ ’ I ‘1 ': ;.‘ '9 ‘ I " ‘ 1.3. p ’ aux : ' am: : ‘*1. ~ 0 o ‘ » . * . ’ I v ‘ . : ' ’ >. ‘." . ' ‘ . __ * ’ _ » _ . ‘ v: v . ~. :'$‘v'-. ..-W‘, , I V 4.: . l’. . . ', ' 4 . -. l ~ . . - J. ’ . ‘ n _ . V. . _' ~'. ,. .; -. , 4- . ' ‘ *1 . .r. , f , .n. , . .. .4 . .. , ' i‘ Z’ Developing a vision for rural England ‘3°"'L-= "-" 'v'""M-‘bl RuralNet conference 2007 FL : llE'gana
  17. 17. Pressures on the land and our experience of it: tranquillity Developing a vision for rural England 3“"'*-‘F’ ‘-""4"-‘I-' Rura| Net conference 2007
  18. 18. Pressures on the land and our experience of it: light pollution Developing a vision for rural England 3w"»-’v' lvi"vu-"vi Rura| Net conference 2007 F1 3| Egan:
  19. 19. Historic Landscape Character Areas The scale and pace of change Developing a vision for rural England gig? -'_Ig': d"WM RuralNet conference 2007
  20. 20. The scale and pace of change: wherever you look. .. " Y‘ «. .- - I __—c Au. ..—. —«4l‘. «.. L--. ¢-—. . -Jp—~ » ‘- . ':"_"e; -,_ .1; : .:<g. .,_r-1"‘), ,. P‘ _ - . . 1,. L, . . _ I . - 3. n I: ‘N ll’ «,1 : —: , ‘ti: ‘ i Developing a vision for rural England RuralNet conference 2007
  21. 21. What's at stake ' Developing a vision for rural England WW9" l'-"M-"v" RuraINet conference 2007 F). at E9 and
  22. 22. Historic Landscape Asset Values What's at stake Developing a vision for rural England RuralNet conference 2007
  23. 23. Opportunities to seize: housing Developing a vision for rural England g'; h~_: "_ ' ' ‘fell-‘I-" Rura| Net conference 2007
  24. 24. Opportunities to seize: settlement design . .. I __ _ ~. . — 3': - / , L ’ ». V - , ‘. . A“ . I , ' '-’— »— ' -' . / ~ . ' ‘ - L 1 —. - -— . )“>" _ ‘j : _ - _~ VZ . .. .‘~, V . - “ ‘. -"'~. ‘I. ‘- . —.. ..__ . . __ __ _t , ._ g . _ . . —____. ‘__ Developing a vision for rural England RuralNet conference 2007
  25. 25. Opportunities to seize: reducing the need to travel Developing a vision for rural England | v*"'-mi Rura| Net conference 2007
  26. 26. Opportunities to seize: local economies Your local nvoducon O I. -¢ aura :7 Ira -A: tutu-n 1;-nun Inc pun]. ..-2. II. - I q l. 'I'lI ulna nu! n4 8: us data 1 on Jul wuduu‘. I. J. ‘ l ouo In -ouII. v.bu uunula . FBDFSDHDDDHDHHZD‘ I. L5--I'II! -V-_-Iii-I! .2'I , . , V'¢‘ya~_o. .‘_-(_llI.1'C I""""": ..’! ‘-"! '-. ‘.! “.". Developing a vision for rural England RuralNet conference 2007
  27. 27. Opportunities to seize: community Developing a vision for rural England ; “"'~_'-' iv" M-‘ti Rura| Net conference 2007 L nIE gen:
  28. 28. Opportunities to seize: health and diversity ' Developing a vision for rural England 3"“! -‘I’ I‘-"M-"v" RuraINet conference 2007 H. at E9 and
  29. 29. Opportunities to um Buildings seize: heritage M Developing a vision for rural England gL*"; g_Ig'n| ;f'4W Rura| Net conference 2007
  30. 30. Opportunities to seize: delight Developing a vision for rural England 'v--‘-'' l‘-""4"-‘*-' Rura| Net conference 2007
  31. 31. Opportunities to seize: habitat resilience Developing a vision for rural England 5""N-"' l‘-‘WI-‘*-" Rura| Net conference 2007 P1. 3| E9 and
  32. 32. Opportunities to seize: retention of capacity to farm Developing a vision for rural England Rura| Net conference 2007
  33. 33. Opportunities to seize: renewed commitment to tourism Developing a vision for rural England §1“'; ~;: _:; ;f'JW*' Rura| Net conference 2007
  34. 34. Key parts of the vision for 2027 might be: ° Modest growth in urban areas: from 15,000 to 16,000 km2 ° 5 million new homes: 3.9m on brownfield sites ° Effective integration of new communities with existing infrastructure and the valued existing pattern of settlement ° Much lower use of energy and infrastructure ° Lower impact of urban areas on surrounding countryside ° Better management of land close to settlements for multiple benefits to society Developing a vision for rural England , §_{*'; _:h~_: -’= ' "4"'v“-‘~' Rura| Net conference 2007 -gana
  35. 35. Key parts of the vision for 2027 might be: ° More attachment to place: less restless desire to travel ° Better integrated lives: commitment to community ° Healthier every day life: food; exercise; knowledge ° A reality of the countryside as Natural Health Service - . ..and fanners as health providers ° Better reconciliation of local and national decision making and public expenditure ° Virtuous circle of increased urban interest in and use of countryside leading to rural corrmunities moving closer to the heart of politics and society Developing a vision for rural England g1“'; |vE-’U "4“'J*~= ' Rura| Net conference 2007 -gana
  36. 36. Key parts of the vision for 2027 might be: Carbon sinks and stores maintained and enhanced: wetlands; bogs; woodland - Carbon-efficient farming mainstream Dense coverage of micro-renewables of all forms and an energy-owning democracy Reconciliation of large scale renewable technology with other environmental and economic priorities Effective development of highly efficient use of fossil fuels for energy and transport Developing a vision for rural England wig» 4": 43 "ml RuralNet conference 2007
  37. 37. Key parts of the vision for 2027 might be: - Farmers confident as providers of food, natural resources and human health and inspnafion * Leading the world in high quality, highly productive and environmentally sustainable production ' Land management and protection at the heart of everyone’s well-being * Regulation and incentives less and less required Developing a vision for rural England ~°'; 'L 4"; #3 "Mt RuralNet conference 2007
  38. 38. Renewing our commitment to our own national assets ‘The countryside is the heritage of the whole nation. . . and it is a duty incumbent upon the nation to take proper care of that which it holds in trust’. Scott Committee, 1942 Developing a vision for rural England Swim-’= i | v"'vli-‘~' Rura| Net conference 2007 F1 3| Egan:
  39. 39. Enduring truths, standing the test of time y . .; ‘ " I . A vow Blll'l‘A[ is-an -Mn Developing a vision for rural England * ‘- l‘ P- -i §''; _;h-E-_i-€'W-‘'a 4*“ Rura| Net conference 2007
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