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Calls for more support to rural communities

The rural economy needs more support from the next Government to ensure it does not miss key targets such as climate change, the managing director of Madeleys Chartered Surveyors has said

The Shropshire Star covers the comments, which outline Paul Madeley’s belief that there is a lack of understanding of the rural communities and farming at top level politics in the UK.

Speaking ahead of last week’s election, Madeley said: ‘The problem recently has been that it’s all been about chasing votes for parties, and the rural and farming communities are a pretty small voice really. But actually the rural economy is an integral part of what any government might want to achieve in the future, and I think politicians need to understand that across the board.’

He said planning was a good example of how red tape was ‘stifling the potential of land in rural areas’ around the country.

Full articles:

 The Shropshire Star -  Calls for more support for rural communities and farmers

 The Shropshire Star - Issues facing people in rural Shropshire 'not highlighted in election campaign'

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