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Council Farms Strategy

Cornwall Council’s Farms Strategy 2019-2039

The Council Farms Estate is made up of more than 10,800 acres, or approximately 1.5% of Cornwall’s land area. It lets 91 farm units to tenant farmers, employing approximately 11,000 people.

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Last year the Council launched a review and inquiry into the future of the estate.  It took evidence from 39 witnesses and made recommendations for a new Cornwall Council’s Farms Strategy.

We recently consulted on the draft Cornwall Council’s Farms Strategy 2019 – 2039.  The strategy sets out our intentions for the Council Farms Estate. This strategy will be the framework for making a step change in the role and purpose of the estate.  It will allow tenants to grow successful businesses which also:

  • deliver environmental growth
  • promote health and wellbeing
  • enhance the distinctive historic landscape of Cornwall

Our consultation is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who completed our survey and gave us their feedback to help shape the draft Strategy.

Although our consultation is closed you may be interesed to read our consultation summary document below:

For further information please phone 01872 322162 or e-mail councilfarms@cornwall.gov.uk.