Graziers have been given the green light to continue leasing common
land rights thanks to a new government order – a move welcomed
by the NFU.
Commoners will be able to let most rights of common land to other
graziers for up to two years ensuring rights can continue to be
managed within the local community.
NFU and LFA spokesman Will Cockbain said: “This short-term
letting of rights made sense to all involved. The amendment will
free up the ability of commons to continue to thrive.
“This common sense approach to the matter shows the way
in which a partnership between industry and government can work.
“We acknowledge there is still more work to be done in this
area and the NFU looks forward to taking a full role in responding
to Governments proposal to consult early in 2007.”
The amendment to permit short term letting of common rights within
the Commons Act 2006 will come into force from September 9 2006
but has effect from June 28 2005.
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