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From the photos, it looks like an interesting piece of land, possibly rhos pasture. It's damp with plenty of purple moor grass and could even have marsh fritillaries. What a terrible shame if it gets 'improved' as the brochure suggests. It would make an ideal community project for a group of members near Moreton...
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I'm guessing that 20 acres of purple moorgrass (without a dump of artificial fertilisers) is not going to bring in much of an income? Does anyone have thoughts on that?
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Possibly not very lucrative in the conventional sense right now, but it would be interesting to know what government subsidies are in the pipeline under the upcoming ELMS scheme... Perhaps a Higher Level Stewardship type funding will become available that actually makes it financially viable for a farmer/land manager to conserve rather than 'improve' this type of grassland. Here's hoping!