Landowners across UK to turn their stately homes, farms and even racecourses into pop-up campsites

Hundreds of temporary camping sites could be set up across the UK this summer as holidaymakers prepare to ditch sunny climes in favour of a Great British getaway. Tourism chiefs say demand for camp sites and UK holiday homes for this summer has boomed – with Britons cautious about trips abroad due to the possibility Covid … Read more

Landowners accuse ‘bullying’ telecoms firms of using loophole to slash rent paid for phone masts

Landowners accuse ‘bullying’ telecoms firms of using loophole to slash rent paid for phone masts – with one saying he was offered £250 rent by EE instead of the usual £6,000 for space at a rugby club Phone giants such as EE, Vodafone and 02 are reducing rents for phone masts Aylesbury Rugby Football Club … Read more

Heather burning on peat bogs to be banned in blow for moorland landowners and shooting parties

New regulations are to be brought in to prevent the burning of heather and other vegetation in a bid to better protect peatlands. The plans to bring forward legislation for protected blanket bog habitats have been welcomed as ‘vital’ for ‘globally important’ land. But the ban will be considered a blow to gamekeepers and to grouse … Read more

Rich landowners block Natural England’s bid to build ‘world’s longest coastal footpath’

Natural England’s bid to build ‘the world’s largest coastal footpath’ has been blocked by rich landowners who reportedly don’t want ramblers roaming their estates. They said the 2,700-mile coastal path would allow the public to ‘properly enjoy’ the country’s beaches.   But wealthy landowners occupying some of the most scenic routes are apparently blocking the move, … Read more