Spring news from Carver Knowles

Landmark News

For all the latest news and views from Carver Knowles this Spring, please take a look at our Landmark newsletter.   This edition gives the highlights from our Ledbury Farm Diversification Event, discussion of the latest nuances in the planning system,  as well as how to deal with a planning refusal, a summary of our… Read More

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by

Fixed rate loans offer long term budget security

Farm succession

Is now the time to lock in your mortgage to a long term fixed rate?   With much speculation regarding the timing of the next interest rate rise, you may be calculating about whether or not to fix your interest rate for the medium to long-term future.   However, for those that want to, the fixed… Read More

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by

Planning Appeals – What are my chances?

Planning appeals

With the recent recruitment of Planning Consultant, Simon Rowles, to the Planning team at Carver Knowles, and in light of recent planning appeals  in the Three Counties area, there is an opportunity to review any planning decisions you have received within the last 6 months. The following are brief summaries of recent appeal decisions that… Read More

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by

Four bed detached rural house for sale

Carver Knowles are pleased to offer for sale, Holtash, a large four bedroom detached house in a generous plot. The property is situated in a rural setting on the outskirts of Alderton between Woolstone Hill and Alderton Hill. Conveniently located on Stow Road this property provides easy access to the A46, M5 and railway network as… Read More

Posted on February 17th, 2016 by

**Barn conversions for sale**

Carver Knowles are pleased to offer for sale two very different barn conversion opportunities; one provides a pair of traditional red brick and timber buildings in a rural well located position, the other is a modern steel portal frame barn on the edge of a village with excellent views across the Gloucester vale towards the… Read More

Posted on February 16th, 2016 by

Diversification Opportunities Seminar

Diversification Seminar Ledbury

On Wednesday 10th February Carver Knowles hosted a very successful seminar on farm diversification and planning, attended by over 140 farms from Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Julie Branfield, associate director at Carver Knowles said “it was great to see so many farmers from across the three counties attending the meeting and looking positively to address… Read More

Posted on February 15th, 2016 by

The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) is not just finance for farmers…

AMC

The AMC is not just finance for Farmers and definitely not just for farms! A common misconception is that the AMC only lends finance to farmers to buy farms and agricultural purposes and although that is the core of the business they are also very competitive in supporting anyone with a rural business or property… Read More

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by

Pershore Conference 2016

Pershore Conference 2016

Pershore and Upton Branch of NFU have once again held a very successful conference, this year offering the panel to give us their ideas on what they would like to achieve if they were in charge of British agriculture. The panellists comprised of NFU vice president, Guy Smith, 2015 Three Counties young agricultural entrepreneur Joe… Read More

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by

Changes to Government guidance of Permitted Barn Conversions

barn conversions permitted development

The change of use of agricultural buildings to residential use is permitted under Class Q of the General Permitted Development (England) Order 2015.  The updated Class Q permitted development right, as published on 15th April 2015, allow development consisting of— (a) a change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from… Read More

Posted on January 13th, 2016 by

New Year, New Appointment for Carver Knowles

Worcestershire based Chartered Surveyors, Carver Knowles have appointed Planning consultant Simon Rowles as their newest recruit to their expanding planning consultancy team. Simon joins us from Malvern Hills District Council Planning Services and brings with him a depth of experience and knowledge in town and country planning and has a focused interest in the Three… Read More

Posted on January 4th, 2016 by