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RURAL LAND OWNERS PROVE THEMSELVES 'CULTURAL CURMUDGEONS'

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Living in rural Britain today means you need a car, fear crime, expect low pay, strapped councils, far-away hospita...
Living in rural Britain today means you need a car, fear crime, expect low pay, strapped councils, far-away hospitals and under-financed schools, reported The Guardian (14 Oct, Outlook, p31).

The comment is part of a piece previewing this week's white paper on rural land use, which seeks to bring together housing, leisure, farming, planning and transport policies, in which the authors see the big owners tightening their grip, the paper reported.
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