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**For Sale** Land at Bredons Norton

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale 26.25 acres of Grade 2 arable land at Bredons Norton, near Tewkesbury. The land is currently down to a second crop winter wheat and has in the past been used for growing spring onions. The land benefits from an irrigation pond and abstraction licence and has excellent […]

Posted on March 22nd, 2022 by


SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – THURSDAY 9TH JUNE 2022   On behalf of the Tewkesbury Town Council we are delighted to finally announce the details for the annual hay auction for the Severn Ham .   This year’s auction which will take place at 11am on Thursday 9th June 2022.  Please find below a link […]

Posted on May 26th, 2021 by

**FOR SALE** Land at Lower Apperley

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale 6.93 acres (2.8ha) of agricultural land at Lower Apperley. The land is currently used for arable cropping but provides potential for alternative uses. The land has good roadside access onto the B4213 and also benefits from a mains water supply.   The land is offered for sale by […]

Posted on May 23rd, 2022 by

Standards launching under SFI June 2022

Following the announcement that the Sustainable Farming Incentive will launch in June 2022 we have outlined the two standards we think will be most popular from the initial offering. Arable and Horticultural Soils Standard  The arable and horticultural soils standard will be available from the launch of the SFI in June 2022 at an introductory […]

Posted on March 30th, 2022 by

Sustainable Farming Incentive to launch in June 2022

Today we had had an announcement from DEFRA that the Sustainable Farming Incentive will launch in June 2022 along with confirmation of what initial standards will be available and the accompanying payment rates. As the launch of SFI nears we will publish more detailed information but for now set out a basic overview of the […]

Posted on March 30th, 2022 by

**For Sale** Land at Grit Lane, Malvern

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale 7.96 acres of land at Grit Lane, off the Leigh Sinton Road, Malvern. The land consists of a productive parcel of Grade 3 land in one field parcel that has historically been used for arable cropping but could lend itself to equestrian or amenity uses.     […]

Posted on March 21st, 2022 by

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We would like to wish all of our clients and colleagues a Merry Christmas and wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year. The Carver Knowles office will be open as usual up until 5:30 pm on Thursday 23rd December. The office will be closed on Christmas Eve through to the New Year, […]

Posted on December 22nd, 2021 by

National Grid Electricity Visual Impact Provision (VIP) Project

Carver Knowles have been made aware that National Grid Electricity are in the early viability stages of removing some of the existing 400kV Electricity Pylons running through the Cotswold AONB and re-laying them underground. The project is part of National Grids Visual Impact Provision (VIP), which aims to reduce the impact of existing transition lines […]

Posted on November 18th, 2021 by


The long awaited Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) is now open for applications. As expected the scheme is very similar to the former Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme and offers 40% grant funding for investment into technology and equipment to improve sustainable agricultural, horticultural and forestry productivity. Whilst predominantly the same, there are a […]

Posted on November 16th, 2021 by

Biodiversity Net Gain – where are we now?

Biodiversity Net Gain is a new concept introduced by the Environment Bill which will require all developers  to deliver a 10% increase in biodiversity in respect of any new development. Our previous blog introduced the concept here. Since our previous blog Natural England has produced The Biodiversity Metric 3.0  to be able to score existing sites […]

Posted on October 18th, 2021 by

**To Rent** 3 Meadowlands Cottage, Holdfast

Carver Knowles are delighted to bring to the rental market 3 Meadowlands, a recently refurbished two bed end of terrace house sat in a peaceful rural location with views of the surrounding countryside. No. 3 Meadowlands at Holdfast is undergoing refurbishment throughout to a high standard and offers on the ground floor a dining room, […]

Posted on October 13th, 2021 by