Opportunities in land planning and development

Nick Harper, of chartered surveyors Hawkspur, explains options on making money from land you don’t own, biodiversity net gain for development, and more.

Farm buildings: the planning permission paradox

Obtaining planning can and should be relatively straightforward for farmers and landowners. Mark Allen from Johnstruct Ltd, which provides steel frame buildings and turnkey building in Hertfordshire and Essex, provides a brief introduction to the challenges and opportunities.

Online rural property sales find favour as auction rooms remain closed

Rural property purchasers are swapping auction rooms for the virtual saleroom while restrictions on public gatherings remain in force.

Making the most of the ‘staycation’ boom

With Covid-19 continuing to complicate holidays – particularly overseas – many are looking to enjoy a break in the British countryside. Cabins, Logs & Pods gives the low-down on its range of glamping pods.

Farms share stories of grain store projects during Covid-19

When it comes to the design and build of grain stores, bespoke solutions are essential, but growers should not discount repurposing existing stores to meet requirements. Roger Fairs, of Tey Farm Systems, describes two recent projects on Essex farms.

Relaxed planning measures ‘worth thousands to farmers’

The rise of the ‘staycation’ plus new rules that make it easier to run a temporary campsite, could offer a lucrative business opportunity for farmers.

New year, new planning application?

Moule & Co. rebrands its planning arm as The Rural Planning Co. just in time for 2021 projects.

New planning exemptions make it easier than ever to diversify your farm

Landowners in England were given the green light to accept tents without planning permission for 56 days per calendar year this summer, and this has now been extended to 31st December 2021.

Celebrations mark the opening of new UK headquarters

Claas UK, and its dealer Manns, celebrated the official opening of its redeveloped Saxham, Suffolk headquarters in mid-October, following three years of construction.

Creating your own farm shop: A simple, cost-effective solution

With farm shops seeing a significant boost in popularity since the Covid-19 lockdown, many more farmers may be looking for ways to sell their produce direct to the consumer, yet new build projects can be expensive and time consuming. 

Modular solutions for on-farm and diversification projects

Fisher Modular Construction UK is the market leader in the design, manufacture and construction of food production modules and facilities. It offers both off-site constructed modules and conversions of existing buildings, which are ideal solutions for on-farm and diversification projects.

Try before you buy – Nordic quality glamping pods

From September 2020, Cabins, Logs & Pods Ltd are launching the ability for Farming customers to be able to rent out Glamping Pods on a try before you buy basis.

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