Progressing strategic land opportunities is a key focus for our business and each year we bring forward sites through the planning process before offering them to market.
Our agricultural interests include both livestock and arable farming, covering around 106,000 hectares across the UK, and common land principally in Wales.
The portfolio includes around 10,000 hectares of forestry, principally in Somerset. The majority is actively managed but around 4,000 hectares is leased to the Forestry Commission.
The total area where we own the rights to extract minerals covers some 115,500 hectares, but the large majority is not actively worked. Actual operations include 34 lettings.