Category Archive: Farming

Converting Potential into Planning Permission

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Recent changes in planning policy mean it is now easier than ever to get planning permission on unused, rural buildings. Planning permission provides you with a more valuable asset and the opportunity to… Continue reading

Sheldon Bosley Knight Complete BPS 2018 Submissions

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Since the beginning of 2018, Sheldon Bosley Knight’s Rural Land Agency department have been preparing annual Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications for numerous farmers and land owners. Over 33,000 acres of land throughout… Continue reading

RDPE Growth Funding Grant

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New grant funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development has been introduced by way of 3 different grants; Business Development, Food Processing and Rural Tourism Infrastructure. Farmers could be eligible for… Continue reading

New Countryside Stewardship – Streamlined Options

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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

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme

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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

SBK Rural and Equestrian Sponsorship Season Gets Underway

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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

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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

Utility Schemes and Compensation

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  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

News from our Agricultural Team

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Rural Property Sold Throughout 2017 our Land Agency Department has been busy selling a number of rural properties in South Warwickshire including large blocks of bare arable land which concluded negotiations by Best &… Continue reading

Farmers’ Annual Stocktake – Are You Valuing Correctly?

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An alarmingly low number of farmers obtain formal annual stocktaking valuations for their end of year accounting.  These are governed by the RICS Red Book Regulations as farmstock is an asset and farm… Continue reading

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