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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.

Below are links to some recent articles

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 […]

Diversification

Thinking of diversifying? DON’T. Or not at least until you have considered the simple principles of how to make it a success. The countryside is littered with examples of failed […]

Starting out in Farming

Now may seem a strange time to encourage new entrants into farming, but for many the opportunities are really starting to open out. Starting out in farming is difficult for […]

Brexit

Since the referendum result on 23 June 2016, farmers and growers have been wondering what Brexit means for their business. The question has still not been answered, although the picture […]

The Housing Crisis

The Housing Crisis in the UK looks likely to continue its dominance of headlines this year. The planning system is often blamed for delaying housebuilding which has contributed to spiralling […]

National Planning Policy Framework

A revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published for consultation on 5th March 2018 as part of a package of planning reform measures. Launched by the Prime Minister and […]

Garden Shed Conversion

Can you make an income from your garden shed? With the trend increasing for quirky holiday retreats have you considered the possibility of converting your outbuildings and entering the hospitality […]

Unwanted Garden Land

Releasing value from unwanted garden land can be a great way to generate funds to pay off your current mortgage or boost your pension pot. With greater life expectancy and […]

Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment is an integral part of the planning system. The EIA process allows for the environmental effects of certain development projects to be understood and mitigated as part […]

The Planning System

The housing shortage in the UK looks likely to continue its dominance of headlines this year. The planning system is often blamed for delaying house building which has contributed to […]

Tax Planning

Is it time to let the tax tail wag the dog? According to the popular expression “Don’t let the tail wag the dog”, we should not have to structure our property and […]

Rural Diversification

The challenges facing farmers have never been more apparent coming into the political negotiations surrounding Brexit, with particular concerns over trade deals and subsidy payments. When you add into the […]

Estate Management Focus

Hankham is a small village in East Sussex, just north of the A27, and no distance at all from both Eastbourne and Pevensey. When the Normans landed (just a few miles away, […]

Development and Land Promotion

So you’ve taken the momentous decision to turn over some of your farmland for housing. This may be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to generate a significant amount of capital, but one […]

Compulsory Purchase

Compulsory Purchase Orders were first introduced in Government Bills in the Nineteenth century for the building of railways, and they were seen as a terrible attack on property ownership at the time – though of course without them […]

Leader Grant Funding

Some readers will already know about LEADER*, if only because we touched on it briefly in the last issue of Rural Outlook. LEADER is a pot of European money totalling […]

Forestry and Woodland

Forestry is an integral part of any traditional estate. Well managed woodland will not only provide commercial revenue but sporting potential, enhanced amenity value and of course carbon sequestration. Forestry […]

Environmental Consultancy

Natural Capital- Making good stewardship pay. You may be familiar with the term ‘natural capital’, referring to the UK’s stock of natural assets, essentially the environment – our forests, rivers, land and sea. […]

Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

Providing tailored long-term funding through AMC Interest rates are currently at an all-time low, which means if you’ve been thinking about restructuring your finances, there has never been a better time. As a […]