£50 million coastal access bill a waste of money - CLA | News | Farmers Guardian: "GOVERNMENT proposals to open hundreds of miles of coastal farmland to walkers will cost the taxpayer £50 million for almost no benefit, according to Country Land and Business Association.
The proposals, contained in the Marine and Coastal Access Bill, will start their final passage through Parliament today (Monday, October 26).
But the CLA have condemned parts of the Bill as a waste of time and money. The rural experts said they could deliver a better outcome for walkers with less than £1 million."
Not much coast in Wiltshire but the same arguement applies to the Downs and Woods