Uncertain times…but not for farming?

Whilst our future relationship with Europe is uncertain, we are certain that the Basic Farm Payment will be gone in 6 years. To many this is a critical part of their farm income and replacing it will be a challenge. Whilst there will be a new environmental scheme to replace the Basic Payment Scheme, the […]

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by

Building Plot For Sale – North Cotswolds

Land at Ebrington

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer to the market 0.92 acres of land in the North Cotswold village of Ebrington with outline consent for 3 open market dwellings. The Outline consent (ref 18/00996/OUT) from Cotswold District Council approved a courtyard style layout of one 2 bed, one 3 bed and one 4 bed dwelling. The […]

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by

The Countryside Productivity Small Grant

The second round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant is now open  for farmers in England. The Rural Payments Agency introduced the first round of its Small Grant Scheme under the Countryside Productivity programme last year with great success. The grant is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and gives grant funding towards […]

Posted on July 9th, 2019 by

Planning success for residential development in Cotswold AONB

First impression of development

Director of Carver Knowles, Julie Newton, is delighted to confirm that outline planning consent has been granted by Cotswold District Council for a three dwelling site together with village car park in Ebrington near Chipping Campden. In planning terms this site was outside of the village development boundary and within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding […]

Posted on June 5th, 2019 by

What do I need to do if I am facing Enforcement Action?

More rural development set to be approved

Planning enforcement Planning enforcement is a procedure undertaken by Local Authorities where development has occurred without the correct planning permission. Once a notice of planning enforcement is served by the Local Authority the land owner has a limited amount of time to comply. Compliance can involve removing the structure or ceasing a use. Failure to […]

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by

What Agricultural Grants are available in 2019?

Claas tractor

2018 was an extremely popular year for agricultural and rural grants with Carver Knowles securing over £500,000 worth of funding for local farmers and businesses. The majority of these grants such as LEADER and the Rural Development Programme grants were funded with European money and the schemes have now started to close to new applications. […]

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by

Do I need planning permission for my equine development?

When it comes to horses the question of whether planning consent is required or not can become confusing. Most people are unsure what their permitted development rights are and what they may or may not need planning for. Change of use Horses can be grazed on agricultural land as long as they are not being […]

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by

How to be a Farmer and Park Keeper – The Pershore Conference 2019

Once again the team at Upton and Pershore NFU organised an excellent panel to discuss ‘How to be a Farmer and Park Keeper’ providing advice to the audience on making the best of opportunities to develop your rural business. The conference was attended by over 150 local farmers and rural professionals. The first speaker of […]

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by

Save the Date: The Pershore Conference 2019

Carver Knowles are delighted to be supporting the Pershore and Upton upon Severn Branch of the NFU at their annual conference in the New Year. The Pershore Conference will be held at its usual venue at Pershore College on Thursday 24th January 2019.   As ever, NFU group secretary, Ray Foster-Morrison, has organised what promises […]

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by

Scholarship Opportunity to New Zealand

The Rich Wigram Farm Scholarship is currently open for applications for scholarships to travel to New Zealand in July 2019 to work in the dairy industry for a year. In this blog Mike Cluley gives a bit of a low down on the history of the scholarship, what it can offer and why he would […]

Posted on November 9th, 2018 by