Whose Land is Our Land?

The Use and Abuse of Britain's Forgotten Acres

Peter Hetherington

Whose Land is Our Land?

Peter Hetherington

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

72 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2015
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9781447325321 Published November 2015 For sale in North and South America only
In recent decades, rising land prices and ever-increasing demand for housing have made it incredibly difficult for farms to sustain themselves in Britain—with dangerous consequences for food supplies. Government attention to the issue has been limited at best, which has led to speculation and the loss of more and more farmland. With Whose Land Is Our Land? Peter Hetherington mounts a powerful argument for a more active, forward-thinking policy, one that acknowledges the importance of farming, rural society, and food security and takes stronger action to curb speculation and rampant overbuilding.
Contents
Land for All?
The People’s Land?
Land Denied
Land Secure?
Unclear Ownership
Land for the People
Villages and neighbourhoods rising
Highlands and islands rising
Will England Rise?
Review Quotes
Kate Henderson, chief executive of the Town and Country Planning Association
“In his thought-provoking and insightful book, Hetherington poses an important question about the future of Britain, do we use land for the benefit of all our citizens or for a privileged few? It is the right question to ask.”
John Tomaney, University College London
“Hetherington breaks the extraordinary silence that surrounds land ownership and compels us to address what should be one of the great political controversies of modern Britain.”
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