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

Planning to Expand your Business?

planning to expand your business

How to get the Local Planning Authority on Board. With planning policy and controls becoming increasingly stringent, many local business are put off by the idea of large scale development or even redevelopment of their sites. Whilst we are under no illusions that the time and costs of large scale planning can be considerable, it […]

Posted on December 8th, 2016 by

What do I do if a mobile phone mast operator wants to rent a site on my land?

mobile phone mast

As mobile phones become smarter and more critical to our daily lives, the demand on mobile phone masts to deliver phone calls and data has significantly increased in recent years. Added to this is the recent announcement of the Government policy to tackle mobile phone “not-spots” and also the roll out of the 4G and […]

Posted on November 8th, 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 […]

Posted on October 18th, 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 […]

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by

Barn for sale with Prior Approval, Brickyard Lane, Drakes Broughton, Pershore

barn for sale with approval

A rare residential development benefiting from the addition of approximately 2 acres of land offering the opportunity to develop an equestrian of small holding uni.  Offers invited in excess of £145,000 Steel Portal Framed agricultural building Prior approval to convert to residential dwelling Set in just over 2 acres Well located for Worcester, Pershore and […]

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 […]

Posted on June 24th, 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 […]

Posted on February 29th, 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 […]

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 […]

Posted on February 15th, 2016 by