Countryside as we know it under threat?

Date: Tuesday 28th August 2018

Sir, I wholeheartedly agree with Tom Dillon’s great letter (Herald, 18th August).

Our present agricultural policies are for the few, not the many. Before too long (five to 10 years) the countryside as we know it will have disappeared.

Knepp is a truly remarkable story and a lesson for countryside folk. Not all landowners own 3,500 acres so one size does not fit all, but it’s a fabulous starting point. Landowners should give credence to the idea.

Fancy, at Knepp they have a safari enterprise to show the public British wildlife. Who would have thought it? Yours etc,

T. W. BELL

Penrith.