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Who Owns Britain by Kevin Cahill.
Low Impact Development: Planning and People in a Sustainable Countryside by Simon Fairlie
The Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook For Britain & Other Temperate Climates. Patrick Whitefield.
The Power of Community: how Cuba survived Peak Oil
Fields of Gold: Lifting the veil on Europe’s Farm Subsidies
The Crisis of Civilisation.
Between 30-50% of the land in Britain is not registered with the Land registry.
Only 10% of Britain is covered (urban)
90% of people live in an urban area.
74% of the population own no property at all.
Less than 1% of the population own 70% of the land.
41,000 estates own 50% of Britain.
Multi million pound subsidies are paid by the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy to the largest landowners. The majority of small farmers recieve nothing at all.
For example: The Duke of Westminster (3rd richest in UK) received 7 million Euros in subsidies since 1999.
Corporations such as Nestle and Tate & Lyle are also massively subsidised by the taxpayer.
The current planning system in England makes it virtually impossible to build a low impact sustainable home on agricultural land.