Climate change on the land

‘THE REALLY big issue is the impact that climate change will have on what we do with the land.

‘We need to persuade our own Government and the powers in Europe that food security is a big issue going forward ...the trends that will strain the world’s capacity to produce food are already in play: world population growth, the tiger economies being able to afford a more westernised diet, farmland being lost to motorways, housing and retail sheds ...add climate change to these factors and disaster looms...’ - interview: Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Country Life, December 21, 2007.

Berkeley Homes’ planning application for 550 houses in Southwater is on the green, food-producing fields of College and Great House farms. The landlord is Fletcher Trust.

B.W. LAFLIN

Woodfield, Southwater