Defra has just published details of the new RDPE funding that is available to farmers and rural businesses through the Local Enterprise Partnerships. The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 31 January 2018. For details check the Defra website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme. Expressions of interest need to include business plans and all necessary consents for the project – including relevant planning consents. Contact us if you have an idea and need help.