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**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

NFU Pershore Conference 2016

pershore conference

  “If I were running British Agriculture I would …”  WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REMIND YOU THAT THE PERSHORE NFU CONFERENCE IS TAKING PLACE AT PERSHORE COLLEGE ON: 21st January 2016 at 7.30pm Hosted by the Pershore and Upton upon Severn branch of the NFU, the theme of this year’s conference is to provoke… Read More

Posted on January 14th, 2016 by

Changes to Government guidance of Permitted Barn Conversions

barn conversions permitted development

The change of use of agricultural buildings to residential use is permitted under Class Q of the General Permitted Development (England) Order 2015.  The updated Class Q permitted development right, as published on 15th April 2015, allow development consisting of— (a) a change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from… Read More

Posted on January 13th, 2016 by

New Year, New Appointment for Carver Knowles

Worcestershire based Chartered Surveyors, Carver Knowles have appointed Planning consultant Simon Rowles as their newest recruit to their expanding planning consultancy team. Simon joins us from Malvern Hills District Council Planning Services and brings with him a depth of experience and knowledge in town and country planning and has a focused interest in the Three… Read More

Posted on January 4th, 2016 by

Can a new right of way over my land be prevented?

right of way

Landowners and farmers can see permissive paths turning into public rights way where there has been uninterrupted use on that route for at least 20 years. Rest assured that farmers and landowners can protect their land against claims if they can show that they did not intend such rights to be acquired. This can include… Read More

Posted on December 21st, 2015 by

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