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protected I don’t know.”
He’s keen to talk about the rural problems he sees around him. “It’s tough land to farm and the council frustrates the hell out of me because it’s an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). People need to remember that the patchwork quilt of the Weald only exists because of farming and farm animals.
“My pocket of the High Weald – from Burwash to Wadhurst and Mayfield – has many issues the council seriously needs to address. “To their credit we had a newly [asphalted] lane that was wonderful for about three years. But then they decided to give it a coating of tar and chips. Because they hadn’t swept the road of mud from tractor tires properly they tarred and chipped over the mud. Come winter, those mud pieces freeze and blow off the top tar and chip. So they have, in effect, seeded the whole road with potholes. I watched them do it and thought ‘this is insanity’.”
He’s written to the council and even had them out to see uncut hedges growing dangerously far into the road. “But it gets forgotten