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Ongoing inquiries 

Inquiries in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Inquiries in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Devolved leadership groups are establishing their own programmes to consider questions that are relevant for them, and also how to contribute to UK-wide questions. Find out more and connect to the conveners of each inquiry.

Locally-led inquiries in Cumbria, Lincolnshire and Devon

Locally-led inquiries in Cumbria, Lincolnshire and Devon

Local groups drawn from across the local food, farming, countryside systems, as well as from health, housing, local businesses, academics and more, will work on issues that are important to them, generating examples of new and good practices.

Past inquiries & publications

Progress report: our common ground

Progress report: our common ground

This interim report takes what we learnt from November 2017 to October 2018 and sets out the five themes for further work to achieve our ambitious vision for the future of the countryside. Download the PDF or read online

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UK-Wide Bike Tour

UK-Wide Bike Tour

Over seven months, our team cycled to villages and towns throughout the UK, listening to people and recording their hopes, needs and challenges

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Roundtable Discussion Papers

Roundtable Discussion Papers

The five roundtable papers are the result of discussions that took place during the summer of 2018 and form the basis of the thinking in 'Our Common Ground' progress report

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Call for Ideas

Call for Ideas

The Call for Ideas was our public consultation. We wanted to hear what we'd missed or misunderstood in our proposal review, practical ideas and how to address the challenges

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Proposal review

Proposal review

We reviewed 1,000 different proposals put forward by think tanks, government bodies, interest groups and other influencers, to see where there is agreement and where there are gaps

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Prospectus

Prospectus

We outline the landscape in which the Commission aims to have influence, sketching some of the shared challenges that span food, farming & countryside. Download the PDF or read online

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