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Inspection Alert: Most common reasons for BPS penalties

inspection

Cross compliance rules need to be followed all year round and with Inspectors able to arrive at farms unannounced farmers need to be prepared to ensure they are not risking their Basic Payment. When it comes to farm inspections one of the most important points is to never refuse access. Preventing an Inspector from carrying… Read More

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by

Want some new machinery for the New Year?

leader grants

The LEADER grant has re-opened in Worcestershire. LEADER is a scheme within the Rural Development Programme which offers grants ranging from £2,500 – £35,000 to local business and organisations based on 35% of the cost of the project being granted. Eligible claimants could be farmers, growers, foresters, local rural businesses and rural community organisations and… Read More

Posted on November 11th, 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… Read More

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by

What else could I do with my farm buildings?

buildings

What else could I do with my farm buildings? We are often asked what else could I do with my farm buildings, particularly in recent months when all agricultural sectors seem to be struggling with low prices and high input costs. Alternative income streams can provide a stable income to level out the undulations of… Read More

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by

2016 – A busy Expert Witness year.

expert witness

  We don’t talk about expert witness work much as it’s one of those areas that quietly happens and matters are almost always confidential. We have however been very busy in 2016 with various rural and development expert witness work so thought it worth detailing the sort of subjects we have dealt with: Report for… Read More

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by

Farm for Sale, Alderton, Tewkesbury

Carver Knowles are pleased to announce their instructions to sell Windmill Farm, Alderton, Tewkesbury on behalf of the Gloucestershire County Council. Positioned in a rural location on the outskirts of the village of Alderton, Windmill Farm comprises just under 100 acres in total with a three bed farmhouse (subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition) and… Read More

Posted on October 24th, 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… Read More

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by

So a third party wants to take access to your land?

third party access

When someone else needs to access your land it is often a challenging issue and can result in a wide range of disputes. A third party that might need access could include neighbours and utility companies: Water Gas Highways Telecommunication The complexity of the process is always difficult to get your head around as different… Read More

Posted on October 13th, 2016 by

CGT – How do I find my property’s 1982 value?

CGT - value

  Capital Gains Tax is due on the increase in the value of an asset when you dispose of that asset from when it was purchased or from 1982, whichever is the most recent. For example if you bought your property in 2000 for £450,000 and then sold it in 2016 for £600,000 you would… Read More

Posted on October 13th, 2016 by

On Farm Energy Options

on farm energy

The turbulence of the last year in terms of the reduction in subsidies for renewable energy technologies has meant that many farm scale installations are no longer commercially viable. So where is the industry now heading and what potential options are there for farm based schemes? The simple facts are that UK based power generation… Read More

Posted on September 29th, 2016 by

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