Exmoor’s Ambition: Proposals for post-Brexit farm and environmental support
Our transformative proposal for sustaining and enhancing Exmoor’s farmed landscapes and communities after Brexit.
The vote to leave Europe in June 2016 led to significant debate and concern around the future of Exmoor’s landscape, economy and farming community.
During 2017, the Government, through the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), encouraged the people of Exmoor to develop new ideas for incentivising the wide range of public benefits provided by farming and other land management. In response to this, and to a clear appetite from the Exmoor farming community to influence future policy and investment, a steering group was set up to explore the potential for a locally designed scheme.
The steering group comprises the Exmoor Hill Farming Network, ENPA, Exmoor Society, Natural England, RSPB and private landowners. Robin Milton, the Authority Chairman is chair.
Robert Deane of Rural Focus was commissioned to work with the Steering group, local people, farmers and wider stakeholders to develop the concept. Professor Janet Dwyer of CCRI was asked to consider governance models and additional support was received from Robin Wight of the Engine Group on publicity and marketing.
In a Nutshell
Exmoor’s Ambition is for a single locally-delivered scheme which:
If you have any feedback on the proposals or wish to contribute to discussion about the future, please email me or ExmoorsAmbition@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk. Hard copies are available from our Cutcombe Market office.
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