Water, Electric and Gas companies – Compensation and Access to Land

                   Electricity lines, water pipes and to a lesser extent gas pipes owned by the utility companies are common place on rural properties. Much of the infrastructure is aging and at capacity already meaning that pipe bursts, repair works and equipment upgrades are frequently required in order… Read More

Posted on September 8th, 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

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

Hot off the Press – Landmark Newsletter Autumn 2015

Landmark News

Hot off the press, this is our Landmark newsletter for Autumn 2015. This issue features articles about agricultural tie removal, permitted development, Agricultural Mortgage Company (AMC) loans, local planning successes and grant updates. View the newsletter online here or download it to your machine using this link.

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by

Countryside Stewardship Scheme Update

Preserve your farm business in uncertain times

The new Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) is about to be formally launched by Natural England (NE) with applications invited for the Mid and Higher Tiers between the 1st July and 30th September with agreements starting from 1st January 2016. The scheme boosts some 130 management options and 110 capital items to chose from many of which… Read More

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 by

Conversions of agricultural buildings – is the permitted development clearer?

Barn conversion

It has been a year of uncertainty and frustration for farmers, planners and agents alike, as all tried to steer a course through the new Permitted Development Rights legislation that allowed the conversion of qualifying barns into dwellings. Written legislation was very brief and differed from consultation documents, making life difficult for developers and decision… Read More

Posted on April 21st, 2015 by

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) UPDATE

Following the announcement that the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will now be done using paper forms rather than the Rural Payments System and that the deadline is now the 15th June, we now have a different timeline of actions that need to be taken. We have summarised the key issues and when they need to be… Read More

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by

Countryside Productivity Scheme Open!

Farm finance

The new £5m Countryside Productivity Scheme was launched on the 9th March 2015.   The scheme offers funding for up to 40% of the capital costs of a variety of equipment and applications must be for between £2,500 – £35,000 (Small Grant) or £35,000 – £100,000 (Large Grant) of grant funding depending on the equipment… Read More

Posted on March 9th, 2015 by

Environmental Grants Update

Whilst the main Countryside Stewardship Scheme will not begin until 1st January 2016, some more targeted grants are currently in the process of being released. Applications are now invited for the following: Woodland Capital Grants – Application Window: NOW until 30th June Applications are currently invited for: Woodland Creation Woodland Management Plans (in preparation for other… Read More

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by