Natural capital brings opportunity for new wealth streams

Farmers looking for new sources of income could benefit from public and private sector cash for environmental services in the future.

Agricultural tenancy reform consultation

Defra is planning changes to agricultural tenancy law aimed at boosting productivity and making it easier to get in and out of the industry.

Caution over environmental assessments

Concern is mounting amongst chartered surveyors and property owners on the reliability of visual and noise impact assessments with regard to construction of new roads and infrastructure projects.

English farmers can apply for derogation to cut hedges in August

Farmers in England planning to sow oilseed rape or temporary grass late summer early autumn may be eligible for a Hedge Cutting Derogation to allow hedge cutting to commence in August rather than September, the date permitted under cross compliance.

Deadline approaching to apply for water abstraction licences

Farmers who abstract water or who plan to do so are being reminded that they may need to apply for a licence, even though they were previously exempt.

Late environmental payments to be paid

Thousands of farmers owned money for environmental schemes are to be paid in July.

Director appointment at Davis Meade Property Consultants

Shropshire land agent Kathryn Williams has been appointed a director at Davis Meade Property Consultants.

Opportunity to apply for Welsh Food Business Investment Scheme

The expression of interest window for round 7 of the Food Business Investment scheme is now open.

Innovative approach to professional services

A Shropshire firm of chartered surveyors has launched a fixed price membership scheme to help rural clients budget for professional services.

Sustainable drainage systems for new developments mandatory

Farmers in Wales planning a development on their property are reminded that they must now meet new standards for drainage.

Severn Trent’s Biodiversity Grant Scheme 2019

A £100,000 grant fund has been launched by Severn Trent to improve and enhance biodiversity.

Countryside Stewardship deadline draws closer

The Countryside Stewardship scheme is open for farmers and land managers to request application packs. Paper applications packs must be requested by the end of May 2019 and these and online applications must be completed before the deadline of July 31.

Tenancy clauses – be careful what you sign

With the considerable uncertainty being experienced in agriculture at the moment farmers are being advised that it is more important than ever to ensure that any new tenancy agreement, whether it is for 10 months or 10 years, is taken on terms that are reasonable.

Two parcels of agricultural paddock land at Tan Lan, Llanrwst, Conwy

An opportunity has arisen to purchase two parcels of agricultural paddock land at Tan Lan, Llanrwst, Conwy, which may also be of interest to those seeking pony grazing or alternative use, subject to statutory consents.

Tribunal raises issues over new telecoms code

Farmers and landowners negotiating terms with telecoms companies looking to renew sites for masts or apparatus are being advised to seek professional guidance before accepting any offers as a recent tribunal has raised several issues over the new Electronic Communications Code.

Productive agricultural land for sale near Whitchurch

A rare opportunity to acquire a productive block of agricultural land in Shropshire has arisen with the sale of 11.79 acres (4.77 ha) or thereabouts at Stag Hall Farm, Bradley, Whitchurch.

Know your rights to compensation over new road

With funding now secured for the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road, work will soon begin to obtain the necessary orders and surveys ahead of construction

Brexit worries over farm rents

With Brexit looming and no clear path to a deal being agreed, farmers are being urged to be cautious about accepting any rent increases this spring.

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