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Community | 19th October 2023
 

Rothbury ‘Looks North’ to Langholm for guidance

 
 
 

The team at BBC look North got in touch with the team at Tarras Valley last week to come and hear about Langholms historic community buy out following the news breaking about the 9,500 acre Rothbury Estate in Northumberland coming on the market with a price tag of £35m.

The Rothbury estate, which is owned by the Duke of Northumberland’s youngest son, Lord Max Percy has been in the Percy family for 700 years. With it going onto the open market, there have been many concerns from the local community about what will happen to it when it is sold with fears about forestry, windfarms, existing tenancies and public access. There have been rumblings about a community buy out amidst these local fears but with no similar community right to buy legislation in England and a such large price tag, it is looking like it will be a very tough task if this was something that was to be pursued by local people. This news is helping to fuel ongoing debate in England about Right to Roam and land reform as land like this ancestral estate comes up for sale.

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