An 1800's comparison
Back in the office full time after the Summer holidays.
A cursory glance through the Estate archives, including volumes of letters by my 19th Century predecessor, Robert Lipscomb, indicates that there is more “going on” at the moment across the Estate than since around the late 1800s:
200,000 trees planted, more tree diseases than at any time in our history; projects being worked up to re-connect the River Otter with its flood plain, re-introduce grazing to the SSSI Pebblebed Heaths; planning applications and approvals for over 550 homes; restoration of important historic buildings; construction of accommodation for a new 250 cow organic dairy herd – including a new access road; evaluating new solar PV opportunities; continuing investment in the innovative and exciting Tradewind Turbines and supporting Bicton Arena as it broadens its offering to a wide range of equestrian users… and finding new ways to engage with and be more transparent to a very wide group of stakeholders.
Who said land management was boring...???