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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

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – 11AM THURSDAY 18TH JUNE 2020 AT CARVER KNOWLES

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – THURSDAY 18TH JUNE 2020   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 18th June 2020. As a result of the […]

Posted on June 5th, 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

2020 application window deadline for Countryside Stewardship is fast approaching

    *** The deadline is fast approaching for 2020 Countryside Stewardship applications to be made *** Water Capital Only Grant: Contact to be made with Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer by 31st May 2020 Mid-Tier special options: Contact to be made with RPA by 31st May 2020 Mid-Tier application request: Application to be requested by […]

Posted on May 28th, 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

The Agriculture Bill – The Direction of Travel

As the Agriculture Bill passes through the various stages of Parliament we now have a better idea of the potential shape of the UK’s post Brexit agricultural policy. Despite a lack of specific details there are various items in the Bill that do offer a clear direction of policy, enabling farmers and landowners to start […]

Posted on April 1st, 2020 by