Category Archive: Agricultural Land

‘Greening Simplification’ – Changes affecting BPS 2018

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Further details have now been released surrounding the European Union’s decision to alter the greening regulations and these changes will influence BPS applications in 2018. DEFRA have confirmed that the ban of Plant… Continue reading

SBK Sponsor Hanbury Countryside Show

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We were very pleased to once again sponsor the Hanbury Countryside Show, a traditional one day agricultural Show held annually in Hanbury, Worcestershire. Featuring impressive displays of horses, cattle, sheep and horticulture, it is… Continue reading

Planning Case Study – Change of Use from Agricultural to Dwelling

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This project involved a change of use application under Class Q from steel framed agricultural building to dwelling. Background: A Class MB application was submitted to Cotswold District Council for the conversion of a… Continue reading

Kittie Ford, FAAV

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Kittie Ford, a Rural Chartered Surveyor at Sheldon Bosley Knight, received her official certificate for Fellowship of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) recently at the Midland Counties Agricultural Valuers AGM. Kittie… Continue reading

Wealth Management and Succession Planning

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It is often said that farmers and landowners are asset rich and cash poor, and given recent agricultural profitability this generalisation may have become more pertinent. Managing high value assets is often essential… Continue reading

Congratulations to Kittie Ford

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Congratulations to Kittie Ford from our Rural Land Agency team who has just passed her CAAV exams and qualified as a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. The CAAV exam for… Continue reading

2017 Non-domestic Rates Revaluation

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Business rates (or non-domestic rates) will most likely have to be paid if you use a building for non-domestic purposes, unless certain exemptions are applicable. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) sets the Rateable… Continue reading

Planning Case Study – Conversion of Agricultural Buildings to Residential

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Our client requested our assistance in obtaining planning permission for the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential under Permitted Development (Class Q). Two of the buildings are traditional brick barns with pitched tiled… Continue reading

Livestock Movements – simpler rules from 2016 to 2017

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The future of livestock movements will be influenced by changes announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The system, welcomed by those in the farming industry including the National… Continue reading

Woodland Creation and Hedge Planting Grants with the Woodland Trust

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In the wake of Brexit, uncertainty now hangs above the Rural Development Programme for England (RPDE). The future availability of funding for woodland creation is questionable, however other avenues do offer alternatives, such… Continue reading