Community Infrastructure Levy – what is it and how does it apply?

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy, otherwise known as CIL, was introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a charge on development. The levy provides financial assistance to Local Planning Authorities in England and Wales when delivering infrastructure and development within their areas. The CIL subsequently came into force in 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations… Read More

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by

How to…. Start a farm succession plan

Farm succession

Land Agent’s, solicitors and accountants are all guilty of highlighting the importance of succession planning by regaling horror stories and anecdotes of what can happen if it all goes wrong. Less frequently do we outline the starting points for a successful succession plan and the documents that are useful and the key areas that need… Read More

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by

How to – Start a farm succession plan

farm business succession

Land Agent’s, solicitors and accountants are all guilty of highlighting the importance of succession planning by regaling horror stories and anecdotes of what can happen if it all goes wrong. Less frequently do we outline the starting points for a successful succession plan and the documents that are useful and the key areas that need… Read More

Posted on December 12th, 2016 by

Ellie Jones returns to Carver Knowles

Ellie Jones

Carver Knowles are pleased to welcome Ellie Jones back to the team. Ellie has recently successfully become a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers and such will be a key team member in the growth of Carver Knowles. Here is a quick intro into the newest member of the team.   Introduce yourself:  Growing… Read More

Posted on December 6th, 2016 by

What else could I do with my farm buildings?

buildings

What else could I do with my farm buildings? We are often asked what else could I do with my farm buildings, particularly in recent months when all agricultural sectors seem to be struggling with low prices and high input costs. Alternative income streams can provide a stable income to level out the undulations of… Read More

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by

Land for sale at Bow Lane, Ripple

                      An exciting opportunity to develop a unique rural business on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire borders. This level parcel of land with road frontage extends to approximately 0.46 acres and is just ½ mile distances from the picturesque village of Ripple, with the very popular riverside town… Read More

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by

Secure storage units available for rent

Carver Knowles are pleased to offer the rental of secure, dry and cost effective storage units available in a range of sizes to suit all budgets. Two steel and timber framed buildings which have been recently been granted planning consent for B8 storage, are readily available for short or long term storage. Storage is available… Read More

Posted on August 1st, 2016 by

**Open Afternoon** Property for sale, Gloucester

This property will be open for viewing on Tuesday 9th August from 4pm to 6pm. Call now to register your interest. Snow Capel Final Details Carver Knowles are pleased to offer for sale Snow Capel Farm a unique residential development opportunity comprised of a Farmhouse, Stables and Hay Barn. The property is located in Sneadhams… Read More

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by

How to get planning consent for a Glamping site?

glamping

The popularity of glamping means more people are now looking at starting Glamping businesses, but it is important to start with the proper consents and permissions.  One of the most important consents to obtain before investing, is planning consent. Andrew Troughton of Carver Knowles is a Property consultant who specialises in rural planning and also… Read More

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by

Volatility means new strategies needed to manage farm cashflow

Community Infrastructure Levy

Increasingly volatile markets may mean farming businesses that are highly seasonal or have long profit cycles will need to think differently about managing their cashflow in the future. This is the message from Julie Branfield of Worcestershire based Carver Knowles, who says farmers are having to operate in very different conditions than they were 10… Read More

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by