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PARISH CHAIR NEGOTIATES TO SELL PART OF VILLAGE

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Members of a parish council in Cambridgeshire are calling for the resignation of their chairman, Lewis Duke, after ...
Members of a parish council in Cambridgeshire are calling for the resignation of their chairman, Lewis Duke, after discovering he is negotiating to sell land he owns for a motorway service area on the outskirts of the village, reported the Daily Telegraph (8 April p7).

One member of Ickleton Parish Council said: 'He (Lewis Duke) obviously intends to give up farming. He thinks he has found a new cash crop - our village.'

The Ickleton Preservation Society claim the revelation is evidence that, given development pressures, 'farmers can no longer be trusted with the countryside.'

Mr Duke told the Telegraph: 'What I do my farm is my business.'
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