The Conservative run administration is attempting to flog off yet another 4 County Farms, from the dwindling County Farm Estate.
This is being done to prop up the dire situation on their overspending Revenue budget and to help other capital projects.
Sam Crabb. Shadow Cabinet spokesperson for Resources said “There are so few farms left now – that this represents more than 10% of the County Farm estate left owned by the County Council. With so few opportunities for young farmers in Somerset to rent this is a real blow. The Tories should not be selling off the crown jewels to prop up their financial mismanagement.”
Jane Lock, leader of Somerset Liberal Democrats said “If we can gain control from the Tories after the 4th May elections, these farms will be withdrawn from sale. We are committed to helping young farmers get on the farming ladder, and all the Tories are doing is selling off farms as fast as they can.”
She added “This is being done under “urgency procedures”, so that we are prevented from even calling in this decision. This is disgraceful.”