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Grants to restore historic farm buildings

The Historic Building Restoration Grant scheme opened for applications on 29 March 2018.  The scheme is being piloted in the Dartmoor, Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Owners...

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Countryside Stewardship open for applications

A streamlined version of Countryside Stewardship has been launched to make it easier for farmers to apply for funding to support wildlife and the environment. The scheme now includes an Arable...

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Planning application fee increase

Regulations will come into force on 17 January 2018 that will increase planning application fees by 20% from that date. The fee payable for full planning applications for single dwellings will increase...

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Extended deadline for RDPE Growth Programme grants

The RDPE Growth Programme offers grant funding for a range projects including farm diversification into non-agricultural activities.  Read the piece that we wrote last year about the programme.  The original January deadline...

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Planning permission for farmhouse in National Park

Acorn Rural Property Consultants has successfully secured full planning permission for a farmhouse in the Exmoor National Park.   After the authority’s planning committee resolved at their June meeting to approve the...

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Countryside Productivity Scheme open for applications

The Countryside Productivity Scheme opened for applications on 1 August 2017 for foresters for projects to improve productivity, and arable farmers and horticultural businesses for water resource management projects. The grants...

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RICS Publishes Arbitration Guidance

Mark Sanders is a contributing author to the new guidance note on rural arbitrations recently published by the RICS. Sanders welcomed the publication, saying that it will provide a very useful...

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