Rural Strategy

Rural Strategy 2004 sets out the Government’s approach to policy and delivery. It identifies three key priorities for rural policy, and explains our modernised delivery arrangements.

The Government’s three priorities for rural policy are:

  • Economic and Social Regeneration – supporting enterprise across rural England, but targeting greater resources at areas of greatest need.
  • Social Justice for All – tackling rural social exclusion wherever it occurs and providing fair access to services and opportunities for all rural people.
  • Enhancing the Value of our Countryside – protecting the natural environment for this and future generations.

Page last updated: 13 July 2009