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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

LEADER Grant Scheme Still open

leader grant

LEADER is a scheme within the Rural Development Programme which offers grants ranging from £5,000 – £50,000 to local business and organisations based on 40% of the cost of the project being granted. Eligible claimants could be farmers, growers, foresters, local rural businesses and rural community organisations and are specifically targeted at “micro” enterprises (less… Read More

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by

Thought about generating your own power?

generating power

  As the renewable energy industry matures and slows, there are a range of new power generation opportunities emerging for farmers. The rapid growth in renewables has created a problem to the National Grid in terms of supply, consistency and quality. Added to this national demand for power is very close to outstripping supply which… Read More

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by

Secure storage units available for rent

Carver Knowles are pleased to offer the rental of secure, dry and cost effective storage units available in a range of sizes to suit all budgets. Two steel and timber framed buildings which have been recently been granted planning consent for B8 storage, are readily available for short or long term storage. Storage is available… Read More

Posted on August 1st, 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… Read More

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… Read More

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by

Land for Sale at Pear Tree Corner, Willersey Road, Badsey

land for sale

A level parcel of Grade 3 agricultural land with road frontage which extends to approximately 7.68 acres (3.10 ha) in total and is located close to the village of Badsey. The land is currently in a grass ley with a small area of trees and a dilapidated brick building. The land is ideally located close… Read More

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by

New Team Member for Carver Knowles

new team member

Worcestershire based Chartered Surveyors, Carver Knowles are very pleased to welcome Ellen Cottrell to the team in Strensham as our Placement Student for 2016 – 2017. Ellen is studying Bsc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management at Harper Adams University where she is also student ambassador for the university. Ellen comes to us with first… Read More

Posted on July 13th, 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… Read More

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by

Volatility means new strategies needed to manage farm cashflow

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Increasingly volatile markets may mean farming businesses that are highly seasonal or have long profit cycles will need to think differently about managing their cashflow in the future. This is the message from Julie Branfield of Worcestershire based Carver Knowles, who says farmers are having to operate in very different conditions than they were 10… Read More

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by

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