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1059: A future for England’s upland communities

This paper is taken from the summary of the Commission for Rural Communities’ report ‘High ground, high potential – a future for England’s upland communities

Year of Publication2010

A new integrated strategy for the uplands is needed which strengthens leadership and empowers communities. There is scope to enhance upland biodiversity, sequester more carbon, supply more high-quality meat and distinctive foods, generate renewable energy, and provide recreational and tourism services that contribute to people’s health and well-being. This can all be achieved by supporting the development of communities. Funding should come from a better targeted CAP. Improving broadband and mobile telephone communications is vital as well as an approach to planning which enables sustainable upland communities

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