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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… Read More

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by

Should I request a rent review for my on farm telecom mast?

telecom rent review

With poor returns affecting all agricultural sectors, farmers are looking to see if more money can be made from land let to telecom providers by requesting a rent review. Ryan Warman from Carver Knowles explains the different rent review mechanisms that are available and whether farmers should request a review or remain silent. Rent reviews… Read More

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by

Four bed detached rural house for sale

Carver Knowles are pleased to offer for sale, Holtash, a large four bedroom detached house in a generous plot. The property is situated in a rural setting on the outskirts of Alderton between Woolstone Hill and Alderton Hill. Conveniently located on Stow Road this property provides easy access to the A46, M5 and railway network as… Read More

Posted on February 17th, 2016 by

BPS UPDATE

BPS update

As you will be aware, we are fast approaching the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application window for 2016. In light of this and of the difficulties experienced by the RPA for the 2015 BPS application this is an update on the current BPS situation. 2015 BPS CLAIMS The RPA estimate that over 70% of claimants… Read More

Posted on February 17th, 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… Read More

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… Read More

Posted on February 15th, 2016 by

HEDGEROW AND BOUNDARIES GRANT – WHAT CAN I GET?

hedgrows and boundaries grant

Natural England are now receiving applications to the new Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant scheme. The scheme will be open annually and the application window for 2016 shuts on 30th April 2016. Eligible farmers can apply for one-off grant funding for the restoration of hedgerows and stone walls. The grants are to repair and restore rather… Read More

Posted on February 4th, 2016 by

Join us for our Farm Diversification and Planning meeting.

Farm Diversification

Farm diversification and planning…  Join us on 10th February at Ledbury Rugby Club Have you ever wondered: How to make more money out of existing buildings? Is planning needed to diversify? Who’s the best to borrow from for diversification projects? How a new non farming business project should be structured? Is now a good time to sort out… Read More

Posted on January 28th, 2016 by

The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) is not just finance for farmers…

AMC

The AMC is not just finance for Farmers and definitely not just for farms! A common misconception is that the AMC only lends finance to farmers to buy farms and agricultural purposes and although that is the core of the business they are also very competitive in supporting anyone with a rural business or property… Read More

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by

Pershore Conference 2016

Pershore Conference 2016

Pershore and Upton Branch of NFU have once again held a very successful conference, this year offering the panel to give us their ideas on what they would like to achieve if they were in charge of British agriculture. The panellists comprised of NFU vice president, Guy Smith, 2015 Three Counties young agricultural entrepreneur Joe… Read More

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by

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