Cornwall

National Trust farm co-operative may come to the Lizard

The Lizard
Image caption Mr Cameron said up to 200,000 people walk through the farm each year on the way to Lizard Point

A charity is considering whether a Cornish farm could be run by the local community as a co-operative.

Tregullas farm on the Lizard Peninsula is owned by the National Trust which is deciding how it should be managed in the future.

The trust said there had been a good response from the community with people wanting to grow their own produce and for it to remain a working farm.

It said it would work with residents and local groups to come to a decision.

The National Trust's property manager for the Helston and Lizard area, Alastair Cameron, said: "My real focus was to find out what people really wanted from the site."

Mr Cameron said he hoped the farm would have a new tenant in 2013.

The charity said the current tenant was leaving after 15 years.

The site covers 207 acres of agricultural land, a farmhouse and associated buildings.

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