Suffolk County Council's County Farms Estate covers 5,609 hectares across the county.
The Estate also works with its 127 tenants to create a wide variety of farming and rural businesses, ranging from agriculture to retail, to support the local economy whilst providing over £1,000,000 to support the council's front-line services.
The estate has also raised over £9,000,000 by selling surplus property in the last 10 years and provides a valuable land bank for the council to promote its wider policies, including housing projects in rural areas.
The council has shown its commitment to the estate's long-term future through its cross party review in 2019, and has adopted new objectives and policies, which can be found on this page, setting out the framework for the estate’s future management to 2029.
Read more about the future direction of the County Farms Estate (PDF, 77KB).