Land at Little Comfort, Braunton, Devon

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale 30.84 acres of productive Grade 3 pasture at Little Comfort near Braunton in Devon. The land is comprised of two enclosures and has most recently been used for silage making. The land is registered on the Rural Land Register for the purposes of claiming the Basic Payment […]

Posted on October 14th, 2020 by

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme: Round 3 Now Open

The long awaited third round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme is now open offering grant funding of between £3,000 – £12,000 for farmers purchasing equipment to improve productivity and efficiency. The grant scheme provides a list of eligible items and assigns each eligible item a ‘standard cost’. The grant paid is then based […]

Posted on October 7th, 2020 by

To Let: 2 Meadowlands Cottage, Holdfast, WR8

Carver Knowles are delighted to bring to the rental market a two bed rural mid-terrace house with lovely countryside views. The property is available to let from the 1st October 2020 for an initial 6 month term with a view to a long term let. 2 Meadowlands Cottage is wonderfully situated within easy reach of […]

Posted on September 4th, 2020 by

Wildlife Offer Countryside Stewardship – all you need to know

Wildlife Offer Countryside Stewardship agreements provide a simplified scheme option for farmers with a set list of options under each Wildlife Offer type and provided the minimum requirements are met then an agreement will be offered. The aim of Wildlife Offer’s is as the name suggests, to support wildlife by providing sources of nectar and […]

Posted on June 9th, 2020 by

Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship – all you need to know

Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship is very similar to the old style ELS schemes. It is designed to provide environmental benefits at an on-farm level with a range of options that can suit most farming systems. What do Mid-Tier Stewardship schemes fund? Grant funding is available for land management practices which protect and enhance the natural environment, […]

Posted on June 8th, 2020 by

Countryside Stewardship 2020 – Key Dates

With the upcoming changes to the subsidy regime, now is likely to be a good time for many farmers to consider entering into a Countryside Stewardship agreement.   From 2021, Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments will be starting to be phased out through to a complete phasing out by 2028 making this year the last […]

Posted on May 20th, 2020 by

Deadline approaching for Class PA permitted development

With less than one year left to benefit from Class PA permitted development rights Carver Knowles reviews the potential this has. What is Class PA? Class PA is a permitted development right that allows the change of use of a building from light industrial (Class B1(c)) to a dwelling house (Class C3). This right is […]

Posted on April 15th, 2020 by

Biodiversity Net Gain

What is biodiversity net gain? The Environment Bill 2019 introduced the concept of Biodiversity Net Gain, which relates to the protection, preservation and enhancement of habitats. ALL developers will be required to deliver a 10% increase to existing biodiversity in respect of any new development. This can be achieved on-site, off-site or both. How is […]

Posted on April 9th, 2020 by

Spring Landmark 2020

This edition of Landmark provides an update on the latest news around The Agriculture Bill and The Environment Bill, as well as what we can do to help you get the most out of your tenanted residential properties including an overview of our Property Management Service. We also look at planning opportunities to generate income […]

Posted on April 3rd, 2020 by

Farming Recovery Fund Extension Announced

It has been announced today that the Farming Recovery Fund has been extended, enabling farmers affected by flooding to apply for grants of between £500 and £25,000 for restoring farmland. The scheme was already in place for farmers in affected areas that were flooded during 2019 with the scheme extension put in place to help […]

Posted on March 20th, 2020 by