For Sale – Pipers Hill Farm, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove

For sale - Farmland at Pipers Hill farm

For Sale – Offers in the region of £950,000 Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale Pipers Hill Farm a 73 acres farm with a  three bedroom bungalow and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings.              Pipers Hill Farm is situated on the outskirts of the village… Read More

Posted on September 13th, 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

113 ACRES OF LAND AVAILABLE UNDER A CONTRACT FARMING AGREEMENT – CFA AGREED

113 acres at Moreton Valence

Carver Knowles are pleased to have received instructions to offer approximately 113 acres of land to farm under a Contract Farming with Option Agreement near Moreton Valence. Offers are invited to be received at our offices by 12 noon on Wednesday 30th August to enable an anticipated 15th September agreement start date.   The land… Read More

Posted on August 18th, 2017 by

Countryside Productivity Scheme

Countryside Productivity

The long awaited Countryside Productivity Scheme has been launched. The scheme provides funding for large scale projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sector. The scheme has been specifically targeted at: Forestry Water Resource Management Forestry The forestry element allows those with commercial woodlands over 10ha to apply for a range… Read More

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY (“CIL”) – DOES IT APPLY TO YOUR NEW DEVELOPMENT

Further to our previous blog post on 6th January 2017 “Community Infrastructure Levy – what is it and how does it apply?”, the South Worcestershire Councils have now formally adopted their CIL charging schedules. This therefore means that many forms of development are now liable to additional charges should planning permission be granted. The levy… Read More

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by

How safe is your farm borrowing?

Farm finance

De-risk your borrowing when in a strong financial position. When talking to a lender about borrowing its always easier to negotiate from a strong position rather than when under financial pressure. Andrew Troughton looks at some areas where we have been helping farmers reduce risk and reduce annual costs: Review all borrowing – restructure overdraft and… Read More

Posted on July 28th, 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

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT: SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY

Understanding site sustainability

A lot has changed in the planning world over the last 5 years but when it comes to promoting a suitable development site for housing, sustainability is still key. A housing site must be in a sustainable location the requirements for sustainability cannot be met through building design and the use of renewable energy alone…. Read More

Posted on June 1st, 2017 by

**Best and Final offers invited by 12 Noon Wednesday 5th July 2017** for Snow Capel Farm

  Snow Capel Farm is back on the market and provides a rare residential development opportunity. The property is comprised of three distinct parts and is offered for sale with immediate effect subject to contract. The property is available as a whole or in separate lots. Lot 1 – The Farmhouse: A dilapidated brick farmhouse… Read More

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by

Make the most of Grant funding – an update

Direct drills are funded under LEADER scheme

Britain leaving Europe has left a question mark over agricultural grants as we know them. Whilst we cannot predict the future, we can report that DEFRA has stated that they will honour any grant funding allocated to farmers pre-2019.   However, all grant funding is now competitive and with limited money available it is vital… Read More

Posted on May 16th, 2017 by