Our expertise in the South East, combined with our knowledge of the local market and economy, enables us to generate informative news and articles. Areas of interest include property and land, price trends, forecasts and legislation.

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Farm Expo 2022

On Wednesday 2 March Batcheller Monkhouse were thrilled to be back at Farm Expo in Detling, Kent. The popular rural event which takes place at the Kent Showground includes trade […]

Raystede Sponsorship

At Batcheller Monkhouse we aim to support local organisations where we can. To kick off the New Year, Batcheller Monkhouse made a generous donation to support Raystede, a local animal […]

Planning Success in East Sussex and Kent

Our Planning Team have continued their success from last year and have hit the new year running securing 3 planning permissions in February 2022. New dwellings in Broad Oak Batcheller […]

Planning in 2022

As we welcome the New Year, there are several new Planning elements to look out for in 2022 including the Planning System Reform, Local Plans, Housing Delivery, Carbon-Neutral Homes and […]

Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2022

Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2022 Update Following the draft standards published by DEFRA during 2021 plus feedback from farmers and landowners, DEFRA have now published an updated roadmap for 2022 […]

Changes to the Electronic Communications Code

This week, the Government has given its long-anticipated response to the Consultation on the reform to the new Code that they instigated earlier this year. For the full response click […]

Farming Investment Fund Launched

The Farming Investment Fund launches today, 16th November 2021. “Farming Investment Fund provides grants to farmers, growers, and foresters (including related contractors) so that they can invest in the things […]

Planning Approval – Operational Use Extension

Our Planning team were delighted to obtain approval to extend the operational use of a local farm shop and café. The farm shop and café is well known in Kent, […]

Ploughing Match Photographic Competition

The Batcheller Monkhouse 2021 Ploughing Match photographic competition has been won this year by John Gaunt.  We received a tremendous variety of beautiful images taken by visitors to the Weald […]

Wear It Pink

Wear it Pink at Batcheller Monkhouse Battle In support of #wearitpink the Battle office of Batcheller Monkhouse sourced all things pink including delicious cake, pink attire, and office decorations. A […]

Water Neutrality

Just as we started getting on top of the Nitrate Neutrality issue on the South coast another issue has arisen affecting development proposals in the more inland areas relating to […]

Environmental Services Hub

A new service from Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Town Planners, Batcheller Monkhouse will help landowners, farmers and developers mitigate climate change and comply with new environmental legislation. Batcheller Monkhouse are […]

Ploughing Match Photographic Competition

Capture your day at the Ploughing Match. Visiting a Ploughing Match is a fabulous day out in the countryside, and this year so far the weather has been glorious! Photograph […]

Batcheller Monkhouse Coronavirus Guidance

Our offices are open. Batcheller Monkhouse remains committed to ensuring the safety and continued health of all clients and staff. We ask all those visiting us to hand sanitise before […]

England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO)

Over the last few years, I have had a number of clients who wanted to plant small areas of new woodland, only to be put off by the minimum area […]

Forest of ELMS trees

The Government has pledged that the country will be ‘carbon neutral’ in only three decades, an ambitious policy that requires action from all sectors of the economy. While technological solutions […]

Rural Outlook

Another Year of Challenges for farmers, growers, land and property owners and occupiers… In this edition we discuss a huge range of topics that will be of interest to all […]

Encouraging potential Olympians by sponsoring grass roots sport

Sponsoring events in our locality Perhaps by sponsoring grass roots level sport Batcheller Monkhouse is encouraging potential equestrian Olympians. In June Batcheller Monkhouse sponsored Brightling Park Horse Trials where the […]

Fundraising event for The Chailey Heritage Foundation

On Sunday 4 July 2021, Batcheller Monkhouse were thrilled to be able to sponsor the Focus 10k fundraising event for The Chailey Heritage Foundation. The Focus 10k which is the […]

The Sustainable Farming Incentive

The Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) is the long-awaited scheme that will deliver on the Governments ‘Public Money or Public Good’ slogan. The new scheme will reward farmers for adopting more […]

Farming in Protected Landscapes

The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme has been developed by DEFRA and will run from July 2021 to March 2024. The time-limited programme aims to help farmers and land managers […]

Property Preview

The Batcheller Monkhouse Property Preview contains a selection of property new to the market or where prices have been adjusted. CLICK HERE for the latest edition. If you are house […]

Sigma Strategic Land & Nitrate Neutrality

In June 2021, Clare Bartlett MRTPI PIEMA, Partner, took part in a Q&A with Sigma Strategic Land on the thorny issue of nitrate neutrality. Clare heads up the Batcheller Monkhouse […]

Farming is Changing | DEFRA

This morning DEFRA have announced more details on how Farming is Changing and what grants will look like in the future. In addition, the Sustainable Farming Incentive, Local Nature Recovery […]