Regarding the proposal to buy land surrounding Barnt Green for community benefit: many of the fields surrounding the village haven’t been cultivated for years, yet we resist using them for new housing.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to pay for them to be farmed? Taking land out of food production doesn’t make sense either nationally or internationally.
I would love to see the fields put back into use for grazing, food or fuel production. In my opinion it is the farmers who are in the best position to care for the land and ensure conservation of wildlife.