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Tenants sought for Norfolk’s county farms

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For people looking for an entry into agriculture, six farms have become available across the county, offering a total of 750 acres to let.

Norfolk County Council is keen to attract new people into farming, and the county farms offer a great way for new entrants to get their feet on the ladder.

Training days will be held for applicants, focusing on business plans.

Speaking to the EDP, Greg Peck, cabinet member for commercial services and asset management at Norfolk County Council, said: ‘Farming is a key part of Norfolk’s economy and we want to play our part in strengthening the sector locally.

‘County farms provide a unique entry point for new tenants in a highly competitive market.’

There is also an opportunity for a new care farm at West Walton, offering opportunities for people in vulnerable groups to get the benefits of involvement in farm activities.

The farms available are: Mendhams Farm in Outwell; part of Welney Farms, Welney; New Road Farm in Marshland St James; Willow Farm in South Burlingham, the new care farm at Ingleborough Farm in West Walton and bare land at Bank Farm in Terrington St Clement.

Viewing days will be held in December. Further particulars for each farm, application details and information about the training course can be found at www.norfolk.gov.uk/countyfarms. The final closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday, February 28, 2022.