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New Countryside Stewardship – Streamlined Options


Four new Countryside Stewardship (CS) offers have been introduced for farmers and land managers in order to boost biodiversity and help protect and enhance farmland and the countryside. The improvements that have been… Continue reading

From Hovel to Home


The SBK Planning Team were successful in gaining planning permission under Class Q of the Permitted Development Order for the conversion of a small agricultural building on the Walton Estate to a dwelling.… Continue reading

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme


The Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme provides funding for farmers to purchase equipment and improve productivity on their farm. It involves a simple single stage online application, and once applications close, an email… Continue reading

Job Opportunity


We are recruiting! Brilliant Assistant required for our New Homes team in Kenilworth to work 5 days a week including Saturdays. The successful applicant will be organised, positive and have excellent computer skills.… Continue reading

The Great Downsizing Dilemma


It has become something of a 21st Century phenomenon – massive increases in house values over previous decades, combined with the ever-changing pressures of personal and family circumstances, mean that many homeowners in… Continue reading

SBK Rural and Equestrian Sponsorship Season Gets Underway


The 2018 sporting season is getting underway and at SBK we are looking forward to supporting a number of rural and equestrian events in our local area. The British Eventing season kicks off… Continue reading

HS2 Woodland Fund – Grant Funding Available


With engineering contracts awarded and the first spade due to hit the ground towards the end of 2018, High Speed 2 have announced a new grant scheme to promote the planting of 7… Continue reading

What’s going on in the world of Planning?


Here at SBK, our Planning and Architectural team are on the front line dealing with a variety of planning works, large and small. Here’s a snapshot of what’s going on at the moment:… Continue reading

Utility Schemes and Compensation


  Farmers and landowners who are affected by a utility scheme are entitled to make a claim for compensation. However, it is important to get an Agent involved as early as possible so that… Continue reading

New ‘simplified’ Countryside Stewardship in the New Year


The recent announcement from Natural England relating to a simplified Countryside Stewardship scheme due to open in the New Year is good news for farmers. Natural England have recognised that the particularly onerous… Continue reading

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