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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

** New Price** £925,000 Barns at Brookfields Farm for Sale

Barns 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 4 homes Total residential floor space to be created 9,829 sq ft Peaceful, rural setting in The Lenches Planning consents from Wychavon District Council 16/02054/CU and… Read More

Posted on June 5th, 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

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

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – 2PM WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY 2017 AT TEWKESBURY TOWN HALL

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – 24TH MAY 2017 at 2PM   We are delighted to have been instructed to take over the running of the annual hay auction for the Severn Ham on behalf of the Tewkesbury Town Council following the retirement of John Richards.   Please find below a link to details this year’s auction… Read More

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by

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