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Our expertise in the South East, combined with our knowledge of the local market and rural 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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We are open…just remotely

Following instructions from the Government, in regard the Coronavirus, Batcheller Monkhouse are now working from home. We are still open…just remotely. Our Battle, Haywards Heath, Pulborough and Tunbridge Wells teams […]

Enjoy The Countryside But…

During this troubling time there has been a notable increase in the use of public footpaths and other rights of way. With further restriction on movement this seems set to […]

Businesses operating on a takeaway basis (Coronavirus)

This week the Government announced further restrictions to daily life and activity. Whilst essential to help curb the spread of Coronavirus this will add to the already intense pressure our […]

Covid-19 – We are still open for business

Due to the escalating Covid-19 situation and the effect this has on us all, we would like to reassure each of you that Batcheller Monkhouse is still open for business […]

Farm Expo Kent 2020

“The events season kicked off last week with Farm Expo at the Kent Show Ground.  The Batcheller Monkhouse team were there in strength, manning our stand and taking enquires on […]

Game & Wildlife Event 2020

“On Wednesday 4 March 2020 Batcheller Monkhouse were delighted to support The Game & Wildlife Trust at their 38th Annual Shoot Evening & Auction in Haywards Heath. The evening included […]

Farming for the Future Policy & Progress

On 25 February 2020 the Farming for the Future – Policy and Progress Paper was published. The document provides further details of the agricultural policy for England over the next […]

Compulsory Purchase Affecting Kent and Sussex Landowners

Many readers, including both tenant farmers and landowners, will have land affected by utility lines; whether water, sewage, gas, electricity or telecommunications. With utility companies constantly needing to maintain and […]

Sussex Charity Art Exhibition | Battle Office

On 11 December 2019 the Batcheller Monkhouse, Battle office hosted an art exhibition of internationally renowned local artists and photographers to raise money for a local, Sussex charity. The exhibition […]

Positive Planning Decisions Boosting Rural Businesses

Over 60% of farms in the UK have now diversified in some way, with diversification projects now accounting for 22% of income on farms. This is only likely to grow […]

The Future of Farming

The reality of no Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) income is sending shock waves through the farming community, despite the fact that this has been on the cards for years. This […]

Basic Payment Scheme 2019

The Rural Payment Agency on-line system is now open for business. Whilst the deadline for submission of 2019 claims is still some weeks away it is never too soon to […]

Certificate of Lawfulness

Our planning team were asked to review a farm which had a number of agricultural building including an AOC property. There was a section 52 agreement stating that none of […]

Planning Conditions – Changes in Legislation

New legislation comes in to force on 1st October 2018 which prevents Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) from imposing pre-commencement conditions to planning permissions without the written agreement of the applicant. […]

Garden Towns Prospectus

Garden Town Developments update – released 16/8/18 Following the introduction of regulations to allow Councils to establish garden town development corporations last month, the long awaited Garden Towns Prospectus has […]

Planning Applications

The primary method of securing planning permission requires the submission of a Planning Application to the Local Planning Authority. The level of work required to prepare an application varies dependent […]

Planning appraisals – what to consider

Our planning appraisals are well researched and prepared and comprise the following: Site visit to view both the site and understand its context Review of planning history Identification of existing […]

Planning Appraisals

Planning appraisals are an important stage in the delivery of a successful development scheme. A planning appraisal sets out the planning background to a site and identifies all opportunities and […]

Telecoms Code

Many farmers and landowners agree to electronic communications operators, such as mobile phone companies, installing aerials and other equipment on the roofs of their buildings or erecting masts on their […]

Lettings

With more and more legislation piling on to residential landlords and their agents, Batcheller Monkhouse Lettings is in the best position to help. That strength is particularly relevant at the […]

Residential and Farmland Markets remain strong

Brexit and the political climate at home continue to influence the farms and farmland market. Inevitably, this has spread uncertainty, although those wishing to purchase land more often than not […]

Environmental Impact Assessment and Agriculture

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the assessment of the environmental consequences of a proposed development project. It ensures that the environmental effects of a project are taken into account […]

Housing Delivery

Over the years, much Government effort has gone into trying to speed up the planning process and make it more efficient with one aim in mind – building more homes. […]

Residential Development

With the Government seeking to build 300,000 new homes per year across the country, landowners and developers alike are looking to promote more sites for residential development. There is a […]