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Countryside Agency

the body charged with advising the government on protecting the environmental, economic and social infrastructure of the English countryside. (Formerly the National Parks Commission.)
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To help cope with the growing numbers, the Countryside Agency has appointed Alan Gledson as a "lengthsman", based full-time on the trail, to identify repair work needed to minimise wear and tear.
Marnie Harris, of the Countryside Agency, said: "The planting of these trees is an important occasion in the Doorstep Green's development and more so when local schools and children are taking ownership.
James Marshall, for the Countryside Agency, said: "We want to ensure that countryside either close to towns or farther afield is more accessible."
The village is now working on its Parish Plan, an exercise in local democracy promoted by the Countryside Agency. Over 95 per cent of the village's households filled in the questionnaire, as against the national average of less than 50 per cent.
The Countryside Agency is attempting to reclassify the monument as 'unimproved chalk grassland', meaning that it would appear as open countryside on the map.
The row erupted after the Countryside Agency mapped out the celebrity couple's estate under the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 and declared that 350 acres should be made open to the public.
The Countryside Agency and Groundwork said around each urban area there is a hinterland made up of up to 20% of the total land area that should be a place for children to play in, improve health, grow local food and provide sustainable jobs.
The Countryside Agency in the UK is calling on rural communities to join together to register their demand for broadband services.
The banking arrangements of the Countryside Agency, part of the Government's environment department, are set to embarrass Ministers.
The Countryside Agency, which was set up earlier this year to advise the Government on rural issues, says that every week six village pubs close for good and many are sold for housing.
It will bring the Rural Development Service, English Nature and the landscape, access and recreation division of the Countryside Agency into one organisation.
The Department of Trade and Industry provides the majority share of funds through the Countryside Agency but the DTI has yet to announce if it will continue to back the scheme.