For Sale – Pasture, Woodland and Battery Site at Badsey Lane, Willersey

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale 28.23 ha (69.75 acres) of pasture and woodland at Badsey Lane, Willersey in the county of Worcestershire. The land is comprised of approximately 20.62 ha (50.93 acres) of Grade 3 pasture land, 7.00 ha (17.29 acres) of Poplar woodland, a 0.60 ha (1.5 acre) pond and a […]

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by

Planning permission for new equine facilities

Stables are subject to business rates

Planning permission is typically not at the top of any horse owners list of priorities unless perhaps you are looking into building new facilities. Proposals to create permanent equine facilities where you are physically building on or altering the land will obviously always need planning permission, but the use of land for grazing horses and […]

Posted on December 19th, 2018 by

Save the Date: The Pershore Conference 2019

Carver Knowles are delighted to be supporting the Pershore and Upton upon Severn Branch of the NFU at their annual conference in the New Year. The Pershore Conference will be held at its usual venue at Pershore College on Thursday 24th January 2019.   As ever, NFU group secretary, Ray Foster-Morrison, has organised what promises […]

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by

Planning to diversify? Have you considered Business Rates?

Diversification can be the ideal way of providing a new income stream to the farm business and making use of under utilised assets. Finance and planning permission are often top considerations for new projects but is the potential business rates liability being overlooked? Farmers are in a privileged position when it comes to rates, with […]

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by

Budget 2018: Good news for farmers?

Farm finance

Earlier this week, Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn 2018 budget, the last before Brexit.   It would seem there is some good news for those looking at significantly investing in their farm business. From the 1st January 2019, the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is being increased five times from £200,000 to £1,000,000 for a period […]

Posted on November 1st, 2018 by

**To Let** Former grain store with permission for B1 light industrial/employment use

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer to the rental market a former grain store which benefits from planning consent for B1 light industrial or employment uses. The terms of the letting are negotiable, with the owner being prepared to be flexible if the right occupant can be found. The building has only recently become vacant […]

Posted on October 12th, 2018 by

Carver Knowles gains Cyber Essentials Certification

Carver Knowles has underlined its commitment to security and data protection by achieving independent certification under the government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme. Our name now appears on the list of certified organisations with the IASME consortium: https://www.iasme.co.uk/certified-organisations/. Our certification is backed by The National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ. It aims to help organisations […]

Posted on October 4th, 2018 by

Ongoing success in overcoming Agricultural Occupancy Conditions

We have had a number of successes in both removing and regularising Agricultural Occupancy Conditions for many of our clients over the last 12 months via a number of different routes.   Agricultural Occupancy Conditions referred to as Ag Ties are onerous planning conditions that restrict who can occupy a dwelling and result in significant […]

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by

Have you applied for Small Business Rate Relief?

From the 1st April 2017, changes to Small Business Rate Relief have meant properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or less should be paying no business rates at all.   The emphasis is on the ratepayer to apply for the relief with only one application required that will last for the entire life of […]

Posted on September 19th, 2018 by

Wonderful weekend at Deerhurst Flower Festival

Carver Knowles were delighted to support the Deerhurst Flower Festival over the August bank holiday weekend. In celebration of our 20th year we have been supporting a range of local events and activities in our ’20 for 20’ mission.   The Deerhurst Flower Festival takes place every other year and sees The Priory Church of […]

Posted on August 28th, 2018 by