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65.63 Acres of Land at Hawbridge, Stoulton, Pershore

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale 65.63 Acres of Land at Hawbridge, Stoulton, Pershore, Worcestershire.   The land is Grade 3 (Grade 2 in places) and offers the potential for bot growing vegetables an continued use in a combineable crops rotation. The sale of the land presents a rare opportunity to purchase a […]

Posted on November 17th, 2020 by

Case Study: Tewkesbury

Planning consent for a small bungalow was granted consent in 1962 in the parish of The Leigh, near Tewkesbury. The decision notice had an agricultural occupancy condition attached to it as it was located in Open Countryside. The bungalow was occupied by a retire farmer until he was unable to manage in his own home […]

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 by

Case Study – Dover

A two step planning process was followed to achieve the removal of an agricultural occupancy condition on a house in Dover, Kent where the occupant couldn’t get a mortgage as a result of the planning condition. Ms Elgar had been living in her home for over 10 years and did not comply with the agricultural […]

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 by

Case Study: Warrington

A traditional mixed farm in Cheshire West (Local Planning Authority) was granted planning consent in 1982 to house an agricultural worker on a site in the Green Belt . In addition to the planning condition the council sought a legal agreement (106 agreement) to tie the house to the farm. The house with the agricultural […]

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 by

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

Church Farm, Castlemorton, Malvern, Worcestershire

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale Church Farm in Castlemorton, Malvern, Worcestershire.   Church Farm is a residential smallholding with just over 2.5 acres of pasture land and a small range of agricultural buildings. The four bedroomed barn conversion is a distinctive and versatile property and has the potential for further conversion to […]

Posted on September 30th, 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

Flood Recovery Fund

  The extended areas have just been announced which are now eligible for the Farming Recovery Fund.   What is it? The fund helps farmers whose agricultural land (that has been deemed eligible by the FRF scheme) was damaged by flooding we experienced in February 2020. The fund provides financial assistance with a minimum grant […]

Posted on June 19th, 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