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

Class Q Update

  This year an amendment to the General Permitted Development Order 2018 came into effect, making significant changes to Class Q rules. Class Q allows the conversion of agricultural buildings to dwelling houses. These changes have allowed an increase in the number of dwellings and the potential floor space, giving landowners greater potential for conversion […]

Posted on August 23rd, 2018 by

Speedy agricultural tie removal without marketing

tie removal

Julie Newton of Carver Knowles has successfully acted on behalf of a client to remove the agricultural occupancy condition on a Farmhouse in Herefordshire despite the occupant complying with the condition. The tie removal was achieved within 6 months of Mrs S first contacting Carver Knowles. The background 1981 planning consent limiting the occupant of […]

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 by

Why improve the farm business balance sheet?

  As AMC Agents we often wonder why the property valuation in the balance sheet is so out of date and generally very low.  Historically the reason has come down to the cost of constantly updating it as land values have increased year on year. However now that we are seeing more stable property prices […]

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by

Grant funding – Which grant will suit my project?

glamping

Do you have a project in mind but not sure what funding is available? The pathway to grant funding is often a bit of a minefield with different schemes for different projects with a range of criteria and deadline dates. If you have a project in mind and would like to know if it is […]

Posted on September 14th, 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 […]

Posted on August 9th, 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. […]

Posted on June 1st, 2017 by

Barns at Brookfields Farm for Sale

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale a range of modern and traditional barns at Brookfields Farm, Ab Lench. Modern and traditional barns With planning consent to create 3 homes Peaceful, rural setting in The Lenches Planning consents from Wychavon District Council 16/02054/CU and 16/02125/GPDQ The barns offer an exciting opportunity for developers to […]

Posted on February 5th, 2017 by

I WANT TO SELL SOME OF MY PROPERTY – WHAT SHOULD I DO?

The New Year is here and Spring is just around the corner (hopefully?!). Spring is often the best time to look at selling property whether it is bare land, a development opportunity or a residential property as it often looks its best due to the improving weather and the budding fauna and flora. So if […]

Posted on January 9th, 2017 by

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 […]

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by