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Over 50 farmers in the Broads receive protected landscape funding

Over 50 farmers in the Broads National Park have benefited from the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme, with more farmers being sought to participate.

The programme, now in its third year, has provided farmers across the UK’s National Parks and AONBs with funding to develop environmental projects.


These include nature recovery, climate resilient businesses, heritage conservation, and projects enabling the public to enjoy nature.


To date, £25 million has been allocated across the UK, and more than 2,400 projects have been approved for funding.


In the Broads alone, a region which straddles Norfolk and Suffolk, the programme has funded 35 projects worth a total £370,000 in its first two years.


And in the third year, there are already 16 approved projects, with the local authority keen to fund more.


The programme has resulted in over 200 hectares of Broads’ wetland being better managed for biodiversity, as well as 20 educational visits for schoolchildren.


Hannah Norman, the Broads Farming Officer, said the first two years of the FiPL programme had been a huge success.


“We have achieved some great outcomes for nature including improved reedbed management, educational visits out into the Broads and repaired one of our iconic mills to prevent further degradation.




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