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Digital Archive: Olchon Development Project - Summary Report and Document Index

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Longtown, Ewyas Lacy




The photographs below are of the summary report of the Olchon Development Project, published in August 1999. The introduction states that the project was set up in the spring of 1998 to take stock of the Longtown group of parishes: Craswall, Llanveynoe, Longtown with Clodock, and Walterstone. It was funded by grants from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund, the UK Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food, and Herefordshire Council, with the objective of creating an information base and recommendations for the development of sustainable economic regeneration and landscape/ wildlife protection and enhancement in the study area. The summary report is backed up by more detailed reports in five topic areas. They are:


Environment and land use

Rural business needs

Stone walls and stiles

Local history [including a field name survey ]



Further data is provided in eight appendices:


1. Community Questionnaire 1999; Results and Analysis

2. Business Survey 1999; Results and Analysis

3. Report and Suggestions for the Olchon Development Project

4. Agricultural Data 1990 - 1998

5. Demographic Data; Population, Housing and Employment

6. Response to MAFF consultation on Hill Livestock Compensatory Amounts

7. Costing Exercise; Conversion of a Vernacular Dwelling to Holiday Accommodation

8. Summary Analysis of Agricultural Data; Trends since 1968


The reports and appendices are from the archives of the Longtown and District Historical Society and are reproduced here with their kind permission.

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