BPS 2018: CHANGES TO ‘GREENING’ RULES IN ENGLAND

bps update

  Here is an update to the Greening Rules for 2018 as the RPA have made some significant changes to the options available for Ecological Focus Areas. Ban on the Use of Plant Protection Products on Land Used as Ecological Focus Areas A ban on the application of PPP’s applies to land to be used… Read More

Posted on October 12th, 2017 by

Water, Electric and Gas companies – Compensation and Access to Land

                   Electricity lines, water pipes and to a lesser extent gas pipes owned by the utility companies are common place on rural properties. Much of the infrastructure is aging and at capacity already meaning that pipe bursts, repair works and equipment upgrades are frequently required in order… Read More

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by

For sale – Land at Hallow, Worcestershire

Sinton Green

For Sale Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale two attractive blocks of Grade 3 agricultural land near Hallow, Worcestershire. Lot 1: 8.63 acres near Sinton Green, Worcestershire A productive parcel of Grade 3 arable land with road side frontage, free draining loamy soils. Located just south of the village of Sinton Green. Lot 2… Read More

Posted on July 13th, 2017 by

Brexit:  Where do the opportunities lie?

British resilience

For or against, most people have a view on Brexit and whether it’s going to be good bad or just ugly. There are some key areas farmers and rural business owners need to consider over the next 12-18 months to make sure their business is well placed and as strong as possible as we enter… Read More

Posted on May 16th, 2017 by

Welsh Farm Business Grant Now Available

The Welsh Government and Rural Development Programme has allocated £40m to a new Welsh Farm Business Grant. This is designed to help farmers reduce their carbon emissions, improve their resilience and competitiveness. £3,000 – £12,000 is available per farm business at a 40% grant rate over a four-year period. The first application period is to… Read More

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by

Can I prevent a new footpath being created?

Footpaths and rights of way

A footpath or other Right of Way can be created as the general public see land as a free for all and take it upon themselves to wander as they wish. Landowners should forward think to prevent rights of way from being created without their permission. If the route of a permissive path is used… Read More

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by

Countryside Stewardship Now Open

    The 2017 Countryside Stewardship application window for Mid-Tier and Higher Tier are now open.   Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship offers 5 year agreements for environmental improvements in the wider countryside, such as reducing diffuse water pollution or improving the environment for birds, pollinators and farm wildlife.  Mid-Tier application packs must be requested no later than 31st… Read More

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by

How do I register my agricultural waste exemption?

A brand new digital service has replaced the paper and e-form options for registering an agricultural waste exemption.  Registration needs to be completed by October 2016.  The Environment Agency is encouraging farmers and other business to go online and register.  The new service has been designed to make online registration quicker and more efficient than ever before…. Read More

Posted on August 30th, 2016 by

Should I request a rent review for my on farm telecom mast?

telecom rent review

With poor returns affecting all agricultural sectors, farmers are looking to see if more money can be made from land let to telecom providers by requesting a rent review. Ryan Warman from Carver Knowles explains the different rent review mechanisms that are available and whether farmers should request a review or remain silent. Rent reviews… Read More

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by

Can a new right of way over my land be prevented?

right of way

Landowners and farmers can see permissive paths turning into public rights way where there has been uninterrupted use on that route for at least 20 years. Rest assured that farmers and landowners can protect their land against claims if they can show that they did not intend such rights to be acquired. This can include… Read More

Posted on December 21st, 2015 by