Disputes over valuations for telecoms masts

Farmers and landowners in negotiations with telecoms companies over sites for masts or apparatus are being advised to seek professional help before accepting any offers as new guidance on payment considerations is available following a spate of recent Upper Tribunal and County Court cases regarding the new Electronic Communications Code.

£1.5m boost for trees in Wales

A £1.55m capital investment scheme to boost tree planting capacity in the Welsh forestry sector is open for applications.

Deadline extended to apply for dairy fund

Dairy farmers in England who suffered significant milk price cuts in April because of COVID-19 disruptions now have until September 11 to apply for financial help from the Government’s Dairy Response Fund.

Valuation date set for non-domestic rates

The Valuation date for the next Rating List in England has been set for April 1, 2021. The date is set in The Rating Lists (Valuation Date) (England) Order 2020 (SI 2020/832) which comes into force at the end of August.

Removal of Greening Rules

Farmers will no longer be required to comply with complex rules around crop diversification, Ecological Focus Areas and greening permanent grassland, following the government announcement of the removal of greening rules from the direct payments regime for 2021. He change means 30% of the current overall BPS payment associated with these conditions will be reallocated to the BPS entitlements. Further details on Gov.UK website

Forestry Industry Recovery Scheme (FIRS)

FIRS is now open and the closing date for applications is 18th October 2020.

Dairy Response Fund - England

The deadline for applications has been extended to the 11th September 2020.

Consider impact of new Agriculture Bill on farm support in England

Whilst further government consultation and specific details are still awaited for the Agricultural Bill, the new legislation that looks set to reform the agricultural industry, the impact on future farm support in England can still be considered.

Capital grants available for farmers in Wales to improve water

Land managers and farming businesses in Wales can apply for funding to carry out projects to improve water quality and reduce the risk of flooding under the Glastir Small Grants Scheme.

Start Up grant for businesses in wales

A grant of £2,500 is available to assist new businesses operating in Wales that have been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Glastir Woodland Creation Window 9

The ninth round of Glastir Woodland Creation and the eighth round opens today, 16 March, with a fourfold increase in budget for Glastir Woodland Creation of £8m.

Glastir Small Grants – Water

Glastir Small Grants is a Capital Works grant scheme available to land managers and farming businesses across Wales. An existing Glastir contract is not necessary to be eligible. Capital Works available are chosen for their broad and general environmental benefits and their ability to deliver to the Welsh Government’s ambitions for climate change and water management.

Launch of Phase 1 of Industrial Energy Transformation Fund to support businesses on the path to Net Zero

The UK Government has launched Phase 1 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF). The funding programme will support businesses with high energy use transition to a low carbon future and reduce their emissions through increased energy efficiency and decarbonisation.

Farmers raise compulsory purchase concerns during Zoom seminar

A proposed super school, new cycle paths and poor terms for telecoms masts were all concerns highlighted during an online seminar organised recently by Davis Meade Property Consultants and Farmers’ Union of Wales.

Farming Connect Funding

With approximately 80 short courses to choose from, could our training courses help you meet your business objectives? Can we help you identify the training which would most benefit you, eligible family members and your workers? Up to 80% funding available. The current round of Farming Connect Training Funding ends on the 1st November 2019 at 5pm.

Farming Recovery Fund Extension 2020 – re flooding in February 2020

The Farming Recovery Fund is now open for applications from farmers whose land was flooded in February 2020, and who are located in parts of: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, East and North Yorkshire, and a further extension in Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire.

Dairy Support Scheme - WALES

The Dairy Support Scheme is now open and will close on 14th August 2020

Dairy Support Scheme - ENGLAND

The Dairy Support Scheme is now open and will close on 14th August 2020

Compulsory purchase and utilities work on the farm – know your rights

Farmers in Wales looking to find out more about their rights to compensation when utilities firms are on their land are being invited to join an online seminar on Compulsory Powers being organised by Farmers’ Union of Wales and Davis Meade Property Consultants.


Following on from the success of the recent Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS), the water company has opened an additional funding opportunity for farmers to apply for this spring.

Valuations continue despite Coronavirus restrictions

Restrictions have now been lifted in England to enable homebuyers and estate agents to access property to boost the housing market but surveyors have been working throughout the lockdown to help keep vital valuation work on track.

Area Statements target action for environment in Wales

National Resources Wales has produced a series of Area Statements covering seven separate parts of the country and farmers and landowners are being advised to get acquainted with them.

Concerns over public rights of way aired at online meeting

Farmers concerned about public access over their land voiced their worries last week at an online seminar organised by Farmers’ Union of Wales and Davis Meade Property Consultants.

Agricultural tenants warned over withholding rent

Tenant farmers adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic are being advised that they must still pay their rent if they have been served with a two months’ notice to pay despite adjustments made to possession legislation in the Coronavirus Act.

Web seminar for farmers on Rights of Way

Farmers in Wales are being invited to join an online seminar on Public Access and Rights of Way being organised by Farmers’ Union of Wales and Davis Meade Property Consultants.

Ongoing concerns over Nitrate Vulnerable Zones in Wales

Farmers and land managers in Wales are concerned over proposed new water quality regulations which could cause further hardship to farmers already suffering from the impact of Coronavirus.

Extra month to claim for farm payments

Farmers and land managers now have until June 15 to apply for BPS payments and to claim funding for their environmental and woodland work under other schemes

All Wales Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ)

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Experienced land agent appointed at Davis Meade Property Consultants

Land agent Edward Page has joined Davis Meade Property Consultants (DMPC) to advise their rural property holding clients across Powys, South Wales, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and north Wiltshire.

Apply now for Countryside Stewardship

Farmers and land managers should consider applying for the improved Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme as an effective means of moving towards the government’s future Environmental Land Management (ELM) Scheme.

Free online seminars for farmers

Farmers and land managers looking for support and professional guidance during the Coronavirus lock down are being invited to join a series of free web-based discussions.

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