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The Land Issue 20

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The House of Lords and the House of Frauds
PSPOs in the Park
Biogassed are the Cheesemakers; Good Grub(s) for Pigs; Love those Lentils; Higgs Boson Meets Its Match; Burying Biofuels; GM Overview Overdue • Nightmare in November; Scottish Fudge; Yorkley Court Farm — Utopia Bulldozed?
Life on the Borderline
Preview extracts from Threads, Kate Evans’ graphic novel of life in the Calais Jungle.
Passport to Privilege
Theo Simon reflects on a week in the camp at Calais.
Tinker, Vagabond, Journeyman, Tramp
Gill Barron encounters the itinerant population of Early Modern Britain.
The Case of the Vanishing Vagabonds
A lament for the disappearance of tramps.
The Road Goes Ever On
Being of No Fixed Abode in Britain nowadays ain’t easy, as Raina Jones explains.
Elimination by Definition
Sophie Hemery on the Government’s latest attempt to purge the land of Gypsies.
Turf Wars
An alleged epidemic of trespassers may be exaggerated by vested interests, according to Gill Barron.
Born to be Wild
Foraging can help feed people sustainably, says Miles Irving.
Has Foraging Gone Too Far?
A crackdown prompts Daniel Butler to look into the law.
Good King Henry and the Old Fat Hen
Historic weeds make tasty treats.
A Hatful from the Hedgerow
John Wright’s new book leaves nothing out.
A Sea Buckthorn Story
Willow Walker describes her discovery of this feral food from the dunes.
If You Can’t Beat It, Eat It
Japanese knotweed for pudding, anybody?
A Harvest from the Waves
Seacoaling has lessons for foragers, say Gill Barron and Simon Fairlie.
More Borage than Porridge
Simon Fairlie thinks foraging is a load of hogweed.
Adios to the Landed Clergy
How ‘glebe land’ was privatised - soon to be followed by the Land Registry.
The Great Estates of God
Gloria Mundy explains how the Church of England acquired its land.
A Tale of Tithes and Turnips
Gwen Vessey tells the story of an 18th century farming parson.
Charity Begins in Church?
The Church Commissioners’ finances give Gill Barron a headache.
Hunting for the Exit
Chris Smaje finds two conflicting strands in George Monbiot’s latest book.
Sustainability After Development
Mike Hannis rescues a useful principle from a dense thicket.
Ricardo, Rent and Rural Revival
Simon Fairlie connects up the economics of food and housing.
Research, not Gambling
A reader calls for government funding of research into organic productivity.
Cheese Sovereignty
David Asher spurns the corporate involvement in modern cheesemaking.
London’s Growing
Felicia Ruperti has an update on the blossoming of market gardens in the city.
An Act of Folly
Simon Fairlie finds the new Housing and Planning Act heading in the wrong direction (again).
Building Blocks
Community Land Trusts are the answer to unaffordable housing, as Fran Ryan describes.
Perseverance Furthers
Hang in there, is Bill Lloyd’s advice to Travellers up against the planning system.
Planning Update
Three low impact communities up for planning renewal - with mixed results.
Reading Matters
A round-up of virtual reading resources.
Announcements and Events

The Land Issue 19

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That Sinking Feeling
After the climate talks in Paris, carbon capture is the only game in town.
Taking Planning to the Cleaners
The right wing campaign to dismantle the planning system comes to Downing Street.
Farmers Take their Beef to Brussels; Neonicotinoids; Herefordshire County Farm Sell-off; Bovine TB Targets Big Farms; Monsanto on Trial; Boycott Palm Oil; Bioreactor Burgers; Brexit Threatens Farms; Synthetic Biology and Climate Smart Agriculture
Equality in the Countryside
A rural manifesto from The Land and the Land Workers’ Alliance.
The Return of the Pickers
A fruit gleaning project in East London reminds Kathrin Böhm of the days of hop-picking.
Succulent Climbers
Ida Fabrizio persuades vegetable growers and rockclimbers to combine forces at a London castle.
Stepney City Farm
Tim Dickens visits six acres of productive Arcadia in East London.
Ready Steady Farm
Organic Lea is a model for the urban farms that London needs, writes Felicia Ruperti.
Beacon of Hope
Bonnie Hewson describes schemes to assist aspiring growers in Bristol, Manchester and East Anglia.
Demystifying Wheat
Simon Fairlie attends a meeting in London about growing wheat.
Meat Tax
The best way to reduce meat consumption, argues Simon Fairlie, is to tax fossil fuels.
The Sheep’s Existential Crisis
What are sheep for?
Alternatives to Soya Imports
Grow soya in Romania, grow beans in Britain, or feed swill to pigs?
Pig City Paranoia
Simon Fairlie is disdainful of biosecurity regimes on pig farms.
Virtual Enclosure
How to herd cows with a mouse.
Coexistence in Ukraine
Natalia Mamonova explains why peasant farmers aren’t contesting corporate landgrabs.
Buying Up the Breadbasket
Adam Payne describes how Ukraine is being asset stripped by landgrabbers and agribusiness.
Getting the Wind Up
What hope is there for community renewable energy under this government? John Hallé reports.
The Edgeworth Family Trees
Hugh Colvin recounts the history of the legendary avenue of oaks.
Speed to the Plough
Stephen Leslie’s new book on horse-powered farming.
Undermining Ujamaa
After 25 years searching, Dave Darby finds out what killed off Tanzania’s communal village project.
How the Tories are Abolishing Affordable Housing
By stealth and through “starter homes”.
Tackling the Housing Crisis
Building more houses is not the answer, according to three writers from Greenhouse.
Enforcement Champions
The government increases funding for the campaign to get rid of “beds in sheds”.
Do It Yourself New Town
The UK’s largest self-build development is visionary, but exclusive.
Development Control
New planning advice is making retrospective applications riskier.

The Land Issue 18 Summer 2015

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Disproportional Misrepresentation
1215 And All That
Hack the Farm; PSPO, son of ASBO; Mugabe in Scotland; Round-up to be Wound up.
Growers on a Bus to Nowhere.
Maddy Longhurst asks why allotments should be sacrificed to buses.
Yes to Land Reform.
Scotland is prepared for change, and soon, says Craig Bayne.
Dairy Farmers Betrayed.
Simon Fairlie stands up for small milk producers.
Owning the Earth.
Mike Hannis discovers Andro Linklater’s history of how land became private property.
Food is Security.
In Russia, growing your own comes naturally, reports Tony Gosling.
Protests in Poland.
Adam Payne reports on large-scale protests by small-scale farmers.
Tickets to Farm.
How farm tenancies work, explained by George Dunn of the Tenant Farmers Association.
Another Fine Feudal Fiasco.
Gill Barron probes the seamy side of manorial rights.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do.
Angus Hanton makes the case for increasing private ownership of small woodlands.
The Dearth of Grass.
Chris Smaje untangles the connections between cereals, civilisation and colonialism.
Rewilding Humanity?
Jane Robertson tries the Paleo diet for real in the North American mountains.
Undermining Resistance.
NGOs aren’t always good guys, say campaigners Samarendra Das and Miriam Rose.
Of Pomonas and Sylvas.
Roger Creagh-Osborne celebrates local orchards and their cataloguers.
Patrick Whitefield, an Appreciation.
Caroline Aitken appraises a good life well lived.
Roger Martin discusses population with Simon Fairlie.
Reluctant Gamekeepers.
The legal alternative for squatters is cheap and nasty, finds Simon Fairlie.
Dragons’ Den.
How a computer model now decides who can live where.
Cast Adrift.
Bureaucrats have it in for the boat-dwellers on Britain’s canals, as Adam Weymouth reports.
End of the Road?
Simon Ruston details government’s gradual undermining of Gypsy and Traveller lifestyles.
A Glimpse of the Future.
Chapter 7’s DIY Planning Guide is being revamped for the NPPF era.
Who Are the Real Rogues?
Simon Fairlie on "Rogue Landlords" and "Beds in Sheds".
Appeals etc.

The Land issue 17

Change the Record
The general election: some of our best friends are anarchists, but . . .
A Movement of People
Tobacco Road
Farmers For Action in Action; World Bank Grades Countries for Landgrabbers; French Farmers Furious; Only 100 Harvests Left; GM Labelling in Vermont; Monsanto Litigious Again; No More Schnews; Forest Dwellers Fight Dam; IMF in Ukraine.
Towards Ten Billion
An introduction in which The Editors survey the territory.
Vox Pop
Simon Fairlie compares different approaches taken towards the population question.
Spuriously Neutral Mathematics
Population numbers offer no useful pointers to policies, says The Cornerhouse.
Reconciling Differences
There is a place to mention population and a place not to mention it, says Frances Kissling.
We Can Pursue Two Big Issues at the Same Time
Let’s tackle population and consumption, says Jonathan Porritt.
The Consumption Bomb
Fred Pearce argues that it is corporations, not populations, which cause pressure on land.
Out of Sight in the Cities
Is urbanisation a solution for overpopulation, or a way of distancing the problem?
Feeding the Nine Billion
Ed Hamer on the way the population issue is used to promote agribusiness.
Anthropocene Defaunation
We couldn’t find anyone who would write about rewilding a world of 10 billion people.
This Elephant is a Red Herring
Restricting immigration is no solution to overpopulation, writes Mike Hannis.
The Hare and the Tortoise
Simon Fairlie reasons that as the birth rate stabilises, longevity will become the big issue.
Singular Lives
The history of the booming “Childfree” movement is traced by Gill Barron.
Repro, Techno, Bingo
Gill Barron peers into the dark side of ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Small is Dutiful
And finally, yes, we do have a solution to the overpopulation problem.
No Puçaran
We, like sheep, will no longer stray, thanks to microchips.
1000 Cow Factories
Farmers occupy the first French megadairy.
The True Cost of Cheap Milk
Philip Lymbery visits the spiritual home of the cow factory.
Forty Years of Longo Maï
Life begins for the pan-European network of radical farm communities.
Kenya Clearance
Jyoti Fernandes visits the Sengwer who are being forced off their land for a carbon offset scheme.
A Cautionary Tale
Fine rural ideals, pity about the fascist tendencies. Simon Fairlie examines the Distributists.
Green Rising
Fine communist ideals, pity about the urban bias. Simon Fairlie reviews Mitrany’s 'Marx Versus the Peasant'.
What’s the Hitch?
Hitchhiking dead? Not yet, says Adam Weymouth
Fencing the Dyke
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: but Hugh Colvin removes trees from Offa’s Dyke in a Land Rover.
Don’t Even Think About It
Gill Barron reviews George Marshall’s book analysing climate inertia.
Self-Build Vanguards
Self-build local development orders? Nice work if we can get it.
As Pickles tightens the screw, Hounslow wins this years’ award for evicting people.
Second Homes a Human Right?
James Shorten takes the planning minister to task.
Housebuilders Offset Carbon and Orchids
The offset mindset worms its way into the banal world of planning.
Barn Conversion
As we feared – a bonanza for landowners.
Worrying Times for Geese
Another common is being privatised.
One Planet Council
The One Planet movement is gathering momentum.

The Land Issue 16 Summer 2014

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Land Registry: Data For Sale
Snorkels at Dawn
Scottish Land Reform; Small Farmers Feed the World; GM & Organic in Australia; Right to Farm; TTIP; Co-op Farms; Song Line; Round-Up: Will the Ban Spread to Europe?
Bots on the Landscape
Simon Fairlie is not impressed with robots coming over here and taking our farm jobs.
Rough Ground Resources
Peter Dudley traces a history of frugal farming in west Cornwall.
Taming the Quinoa Bonanza
Marygold Walsh-Dilley finds Bolivian peasants pulling together.
Fighting Off The Frackers
Katy Dunne sounds the alarm.
Fracking our Food
Paul Mobbs joins the dots between extreme fossil fuels and industrial agriculture.
Monsoon Conservation
Richard Cox explores the many functions of India’s stepwells.
The People’s Water Board
Gill Barron and Sharon Stewart on the acequia system of New Mexico.
The Paracommons of Salvaged Water
Bruce Lankford ponders ‘efficiency’.
The Uses of Dew
A neglected resource is rediscovered through dewponds in Sussex and fog-nets in Peru.
Living Rivers
David Quammen explains why a river is really an organism.
Lost in the Wash
Simon Fairlie explores the history of public wash-houses in Britain and France.
Archimedes’ Screw Turns Again
Gill Barron investigates a small town micro-hydro scheme.
Flood Plain Follies
Musings on the predicament of those who must live by the river.
Community Land: Growing Together
Ken Elkes on two useful channels of land access information.
Farming With Friends
Getting the plot: other routes into a land-based life.
How Now, Grow Heathrow?
Britain’s best-known protest allotment gets a visit from Rich Thornton.
The Zen of Shackery
The aesthetics of abandonment are explored by our staff trespassers.
The Fear of Not Flying
Simon Fairlie prefers hitch-hiking.
Midsummer Meadows
Complementary books reviewed by Patrick Whitefield and Roger Creagh-Osborne.
Kett, CAT, Permaculture (again) and Deep Green Resistance - letters from Peter Harper and others.
What Stops LID Going Mainstream?
asks Simon Fairlie.
Small Cabins A-Plenty
Robert Alcock on low impact buildings in Spain.
The Ghost of Annex A
Two appeal wins clarify changing rules on agricultural dwellings.

The Land Issue 15 Winter 2013-2014

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Facing up to Fracking
Land Reform in Sight
No Milk Today
Adios Streetlights, Starlight Hello
Year of the Family Farm - No Subsidies for Smallholders under Twelve Acres - Fracking in England and Romania - NFU Betrays Bees - Banks Bulldoze Borneo - TTIP - Tesco - Cattle on the Common - Food Waste - Oxford Farming Conferences
From Bad to Worse
Coal-fired power stations are switching to imported wood pellets. Mike Hannis questions the outcome.
Money Makes the Earth Move
Who will bail out the Spanish gas storage cock-up? ask Elena Gerebizza and Xavier Sol.
Unnatural Capital
Allocating a financial value to nature paves the way for increased development, argues Mike Hannis.
Seeds of Resistance
Ed Hamer explains how EU legislation threatens seed sovereignty.
Swill, Swine Fever and Slaughter
The threat of disease is being used to eliminate backyard farmers. Simon Fairlie reports.
40,000 Cow Megadairy on Indian Gigafarm
The shape of things to come in India?
Livestock’s Shadow Shortened
The FAO retracts its estimate that 18 per cent of global warming comes from livestock.
Peasants, Food Sovereignty and The Landworkers’ Alliance
... defended by Chris Smaje.
Permaculture Looks in the Mirror
Responses to articles in issue 14.
Can Arable be Permacultural?
Federico Filippi does the experiments.
Selling the Silver
The enclosure of UK fisheries by the quota system is analysed by Emma Cardwell.
Securing Land for Farmers
Neil Ravenscroft examines what the UK can learn from Terre de Liens in France.
How Co-ops get Carpet-Bagged
Donal O’Driscoll looks at the weaknesses and strengths of housing co-ops.
The Scandal of Ireby Fell.
Landgrabbers and the Land Registry in cahoots? Gill Barron reports.
Obituaries - Great Writers on Land Issues
Elaine Morgan, Joan Thirsk and Alfred Russel Wallace.
Robert Kett and the Norfolk Rising
Gill Barron uncovers the story of a long-maligned revolutionary.
Building the Green Valley
Re-enacting ancient farming systems is hard slog, finds Gill Barron.
A Deep Green Resistance
Adam Herriot introduces a book that seeks to inspire a movement.
Another Hand-Out to the Gentry
Should change of use from barn to dwelling be permitted development?
One Planet Council
One Planet Developers gird their loins.
View from England
Simon Fairlie considers whether low impact development is easier in Wales or in England.
And a Small Cabin Build There
A court case sends shock waves through the Irish planning system.
Will Fortune’s Case Favour the Brave?
Davis Mooney and Eileen Flanagan on Wicklow CC v Fortune.
Housing Scrapbook
Homelessness is a crime in many US cities. Will that approach spread to Europe/
Fairways and Foul
An unnecessary golf course is rebuffed by an inspired paragraph of case law.
Happy Ending to a Sorry Tale
Hopefully we conclude our 15 year coverage of the Morlands site at Glastonbury.

The Land Issue 14 Summer 2013

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Post Resistante
The Trouble with 'Peasants'
Sustainable Intensification
Seed Saving - Carbeth - Satyagraha - Squatting - Pig Swill campaign - Ducks in China - Lord Golf - Euro Land Grabs - Duchies’ Dirty Tricks - A Rural Occupation - Dark Times on Sark
The Big Rock Candy Mountain.
Peter Harper suggests taking the cult out of permaculture.
Permaculture: Back to Basics?
Simon Fairlie asks Patrick Whitefield whether permaculture has lost the plot.
Will Rewilding Work?
Bill Grayson reviews George Monbiot’s 'Feral'.
Rewilding and Food Security.
Simon Fairlie on the “sheepwrecked” uplands of Wales.
Rewilding in Retrospect.
Helen Baczkowska discusses progress in Norfolk and beyond.
Neoliberals and Nature.
Mark Fisher investigates unaccountable conservation funding.
Common Problems, Common Muddles and Common Sense.
Bill Lloyd explains commons registration.
What Future for Britain’s Native Ponies?
David Anthony Murray.
Moving to Pastures New.
John Turner on a new livestock farming initiative.
Fescue to the Rescue.
Richard Brown describes a new multi-tasking grass hybrid.
Land, Debt and Jubilee.
Mike Hannis highlights the long and troubled history of farm debt.
The Natural Capital Myth.
Sian Sullivan explains how nature is being reinvented as money.
In Praise of Quarries.
Let’s go back to using local stone, says Simon Fairlie
In Search of the English Cadastre.
Simon Fairlie pursues the holy grail of land registration.
Of Wolves, Words and Wilderness.
Utopia’s National Archives.
Gill Barron enjoys a new history of communal living in Britain.
Economics and Land.
Not Very Universal Credit.
Cathy Ashley warns that benefit changes may penalise smallholders.
Ecological Land Co-op Appeal Victory
Keeping the Blue Finger Green
Use Class Changes
Portmeadow Before and After
Appeals and Planning Decisions

The Land Issue 13 Winter 2012-13

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An Appetite for Insurrection
Free to be Deluded
The Two-Pronged Fork
Welcome La Via Campesina
Mud and Ashes
GM labelling in the USA; Défense Paysanne; Hastings Road Protest; UK Food Securoty Summit; Good Food March to Brussels; LVT Private Member's Bill; Agricultural Minimum Wage abolished; Hay becomes a Commodity; Licence to Drill.
Green Conservatism
Mike Hannis finds Roger Scruton still regretting the French Revolution.
Enclosure on the Grand Scale
The similarities between landgrabbing and the enclosure of English Commons.
Assault on Peasantry
Food security is the ideological pretext for an attack on food sovereignty.
Why the Rush?
Tania Murray Li explores the discourse behind the land bonanza.
Journey through Sugarland
Fred Pearce’s quest for the bitter truth behind this favourite indulgence.
The Aftermath of an SEZ
Michael Levien documents the impacts of an Indian land grab on a rural economy.
CAP in Hand
Ed Hamer explains how farm subsidies lead to land concentration.
Land and Power in Scotland
Andy Wightman reveals how an ancient scam has survived so long.
Per Ardua Cadastre
Long-suppressed registers of landowners are being dragged back into the light.
What William Wrought.
Paul Kingsnorth uncovers the story of resistance to the Norman landgrab.
The First Green Guerrillas
Paul Kingsnorth reinterprets the Green Men.
Better a Bagger than a Grabber
Squat your own plot and get digging, urges Gill Barron.
Dairy Miles
Simon Fairlie examines the distribution problems of large dairy farms, and the benefits of small ones.
Fertility Farm Revisited
Pioneer livestock farmer Frank Newman Turner’s experiments still excite Graham Harvey.
Wwoof’s Green Shoots
Gill Barron celebrates a new generation of willing workers on the land.
The Return of Farm Service
Simon Fairlie inspects an old farmworkers’ contract, and finds it still good.
ICBINO responses
Feedback on the organic labelling controversy from Tim Deane. The Land replies.
Best Kept for a Few
The new best practice guide for One Planet Development in Wales.
Four Year Rule Under Attack
More problems for people building surreptitious shacks.
All Change for the NPPF
We’re still trying to work out what the National Planning Policy Framework entails.

The Land Issue 12 Summer 2012

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The Future 'We' Want
The Rothamsted GM Debate
Action on Land Grabs; Farmers on the Streets in Berlin: Occupy the Wilderness; ACTA
I Can't Believe It's Not Organic
A new DIY producers' association is germinating.
Little Black Tractor
Imagining a saner future where it's the chemical-mongers who get labelled...
The ‘O’ Word - Use It Or Lose It
Phil Sumption reports on current affairs in the Organic world.
The Small Farmer Speaks
Lynn Miller calls for an agricultural renaissance, small time.
The Vegetarian Pig
Local waste problems could be solved in your back yard, says Gill Barron
Parkinson’s Law of the Countryside
A classic look at the rural-urban divide. In 32 years, has anything changed?
Return of the Gangmasters
They’ve always been bad news, as Philip Conford and Jeremy Burchardt explain.
Can Britain Farm Itself?
Ed Hamer asks the Big Questions
Beyond Attachment Parenting
Education is more than 9 to 5 school, says Jennifer Stoady.
The Child’s Right to Work
Learning to make a living is important too.
Growing Up Dystechnic
Simon Fairlie explains why a new skills-based curriculum would be handy.
Geography of the Egocentric
The Earth doesn’t revolve around humanity. Simon Fairlie pays his respects.
Hands, Heart, Head
Celebrating a book which puts a spanner in the cerebral works.
A Hammer and a Horse
A traveller discusses the pros and cons of extramural education.
Of Daffodils and Farmers
Teaching young farmers to appreciate poetry is an eye-opener, says Charlotte Fairlie.
Ask a Better Question
Annkatrin Hendry looks at the How and What of school systems.
Playground Robbery
Nigel Gann exposes a Government land-grab.
Offsetting Nature?
Mike Hannis and Sian Sullivan examine the ideas behind DEFRA’s habitat banking scheme.
Reversing Beeching’s Legacy
Daniel Casey asks why all the little railways don’t join up.
Three Yawns for the Olympics
For most people, the Olympics are just not sporting. Gill Barron expostulates.
Lord Golf’s Estates
The Ornamental Hermit on how sport holds the fort for a secret landowner.
The Feedback Loop
Readers respond to ‘The Future of our Forests’
The Legalities of Buying Land
Cathy Ashley explains why solicitors might be useful after all.
Thirty Eight Words
What will the National Policy Planning Framework mean for low impact development?
Appeals and Planning decisions; Squatting update

The Land Issue 11 Winter 2011-12

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The Great Bovine TB Cover-up
Cute badgers, sick cows, and unhelpful rules.
Greenest Government Ever?
No prizes for guessing the answer.
Get Real
It’s time the countryside occupied the Stock Exchange.
Wikileaks Exposes GM lobbying; WTO Claims Free Markets Bring Food Security; Fighting Back against Land Grabbing; Profiting from Rising Food Prices; Good News on CAP?; Occupy Everywhere
Another God Delusion?.
Mike Hannis on the pessimism of Mark Lynas.
Open Source Biotech
Can we resist GM if it goes viral? asks Simon Fairlie.
A Sense of Ownership
Robin Maynard puts the case for keeping forests public.
In Woods We Trust
Dave Bangs wonders which side the NGOs are on.
Who Needs It?
Mike Abbott thinks we could do without the Forestry Commission.
Could Try Harder
Mike Gardner speaks up for independent foresters.
The More we are Together
Can subdivision of woodlands lead to their cohesion?
Small Woodland Livings
Getting back to work in the woods.
“Britain’s New Forest Villages”
Accommodation for forest workers, past and present.
Seeing the Forest, not Just the Trees
Trees are not the only vegetation, says Helen Baczkowska.
Tree Fetishism
Think before you plant, cautions Simon Fairlie.
Agroforestry in the UK
Ed Hamer finds that farming under trees can work very nicely.
Wood is Good?
Can it really be carbon neutral to burn wood in power stations, asks Mike Hannis.
Biomass — A Burning Issue
Nick Grant and Alan Clarke on the contradictions of biomass boilers.
Has Biochar Gone too Far?
Gill Barron gives a ground-level perspective on charcoal.
Back to the Trees
Robert Somerville, architect and timber framer, on using what we’ve got.
A Forest Uprising
Gill Barron finds a precedent for rural revolution.
See You on the Streets, Amigos
Gill Barron’s outrage at the Tory’s squattting ban.
Land Registry Privatisation
The new Public Data Corporation will be more corporate than public.
Salad Days
The rise, fall and possible rebirth of the Land Settlement Association.
Tyrannosaurus Regs
Is there life after planning? No, there are building regulations, warns Simon Dale.
Blunt Instruments
How the BREEAM Code for Sustainable Homes discriminates against low impact dwellings.
Working Against Nature
Chapter 7 responds to Nick Grant and Alan Clarke.
One Planet Footprint
Simon Fairlie asks why no one is looking at edge-of-settlement One Planet Developments.
Planning Policy Framework
No one is taken in by the Tory presumption in favour of sustainable development.
Neighbourhood Planning on Exmoor
James Shorten reports on a pilot exercise in “localism”.
New Enforcement Powers
The Localism Act contains some worrying measures.
Development Control
Mostly concerning Mid Devon.

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