Arable farmland must not be sold for housing development

Arable farmland must not be sold for housing development

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Nicki Oborne started this petition to LOCAL GOVERNMENT

More and more farmers are selling fields used to grow food to housing developers. This is radically changing the countryside in a negative way, but more importantly, an increasing population needs an increasing amount of food. Houses can be built on brown field sites or redundant industrial sites. Once farmland is gone, its gone, and with food shortages predicted especially with climate change and Brexit, we need all current farmland to remain just that, farmland. Farmers are caretakers of food producing land and should not be allowed to profit hugely from the sale of said land to housing developers.

Beautiful villages are being destroyed by unsympathetic developers who are offering surrounding farms large sums for land, but this short sighted get rich quick scheme by farmers will ultimately cause huge issues with food shortages worldwide.

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