The Government has committed a further £30 million for another round of the popular countryside productivity small grants scheme which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity and yields.
Professional Services News
Kivells have recently completed on the sale of an impressive and diverse portfolio situated at Pollardscombe Farm, Slapton.
Within the Rural Professional department of Kivells we carry out a range of Red Book valuations which comply with the RICS Red Book (Global Standards) 2017. There are many farmers and landowners that require these valuations for a range of purposes from the borrowing of money, tax, matrimonial purposes and also for their own use.
Countryside Stewardship is open for the 4th application season. Agreements applied for now “should” commence in January 2019. We use the phrase loosely. 2017 applications are still being processed by Natural England now, although the pace does not necessarily suggest a high uptake.
It is true however that uptake is growing, but neither this, nor the processing speed, appears to be putting people off.
For an established farming business, housing two generations of a family on the farm can prove problematic when there is only one farmhouse. In this instance, a planning application can be submitted for the construction of an agricultural workers dwelling. A strong business case will need to be put forward with a planning application to prove the need for an additional dwelling on the farm.
When out on an appointment, there is usually one topic of conversation guaranteed to come up, ‘what grants are available?’
The team at Kivells Liskeard are taking part in the Cornwall Relay For Life to raise funds for charity partner of the year, Cancer Research UK. After successful fundraisers from Kivells Callington and Bude offices so far this year, it is the turn of Liskeard to support this amazing cause.