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Countryside Stewardship Scheme Update

The new Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) is about to be formally launched by Natural England (NE) with applications invited for the Mid and Higher Tiers between the 1st July and 30th September with agreements starting from 1st January 2016. The scheme boosts some 130 management options and 110 capital items to chose from many of which… Read More


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Agricultural Occupancy Condition Removal

Agricultural Occupancy Condition Removal – No need to market for sale.   Many Land Agents and Planning Consultants will tell you that the only way to remove an Agricultural Occupancy Condition is to prove that there is no need for the condition by placing the property on the market for sale and / or rent. “Not… Read More


Agricultural buildings to houses – clarity after a hazy start

It has been a year of uncertainty and frustration for farmers, planners and agents alike, as all tried to steer a course through the new Permitted Development Rights legislation that allowed the conversion of qualifying barns into dwellings. Written legislation was very brief and differed from consultation documents, making life difficult for developers and decision… Read More


BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) UPDATE

Following the announcement that the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will now be done using paper forms rather than the Rural Payments System and that the deadline is now the 15th June, we now have a different timeline of actions that need to be taken. We have summarised the key issues and when they need to be… Read More


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