Farming, countryside protection and affordable housing up for debate at Bitterley meeting on 16 June

Farming, countryside protection and affordable housing will top the agenda at the next meeting of the Ludlow and Clee Local Joint Committee on 16 June.

Committee chair Councillor Andy Boddington says:

“We are lucky live amid the glorious countryside of South Shropshire. People come here to visit and to retire because the Ludlow area has great beauty, great people and superb places to eat and drink.

“We should never forget that this is a working landscape. We grow food on our beautiful fields. The countryside is full of small enterprises. Yet it increasingly hard for many people to find somewhere to live in rural areas, particularly if they are young and on a low income.

“At the meeting on 16 June, we’ll be debating the future of farming, the problems of affordable housing and the future of the Shropshire Hills area of outstanding natural beauty.

“Our LJC meetings are always great social occasions as well as tackling the key issues facing our part of Shropshire.”

Our guests at the meeting will be Phil Holden, manager of the Shropshire Hills AONB, Ian Kilby, head of planning at Shropshire Council and Richard Morgan from the Ludlow National Farmers Union.

The meeting is at Bitterly Village Hall, 7pm, 16 June.