Despite Paterson’s pledge that he would only transfer the maximum 15 per cent from Pillar 1 to Pillar 2 if he demonstrated it would deliver “worthwhile and valuable outcomes…” farmers are increasingly infuriated and remain at a complete loss to understand Government’s intentions for spending modulated funds. Defra Ministers are understood to have made a recommendation [...]...
A Staffordshire farmer’s daughter is claiming victory after planning inspectors overruled a decision by Staffordshire Moorland District Council which blocked permission for the provision of holiday accommodation on farmland at Cauldron. The appeal was made by Catherine Webster, the owner of award- winning Secret Cloud House Holidays, against an enforcement notice preventing her from offering [...]
A Northamptonshire surveyor is celebrating after passing his professional examinations. Duncan Batty, 28, who works in at The Towcester office of chartered surveyors Berrys, has gained full membership into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors after successfully passing his Assessment of Professional Competency examinations at first sitting. Since joining Berrys last year Duncan has worked [...]
Traditional valuations of agricultural property for various purposes are normally based on a ‘bricks and mortar’ value covering the physical land, properties and buildings and generally ascertained by reference to the value of comparable properties sold on the open market. In a market where there is a reasonable amount of sales activity, evidence of comparable [...]
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