Reimagining council farms: executive summary and recommendations
Council farms are under threat. This report sets out a vision for council farms that recognises their value, rejuvenates their purpose, and puts in place long-term protection, funding and support to make them flourish.
The known total area of council farm estates in England has more than halved over the past 40 years with the number of holdings let massively reduced. We believe they are a key part of an ecosystem of farms and we need to retain them if we are to generate a diverse and thriving farming sector.