Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

Environmental Impact Assessments and its regulations can often be overlooked/forgotten when planning to change farming practices on the farm.  The intentions of the regulations, which are taken from the EU directive, are to assess the ‘effects of certain public and private projects on the environment’.  Within agriculture, there are a few instances where an EIA […]

NFU Business Symposium – January 24th 2018

The recent NFU Business Symposium offered a variety of speakers with an overall, positive message.  The theme of the meeting was ‘Opportunity Agriculture: Managing Business Change’, with discussions from NFU policy to consultant roles and the exchange of knowledge.  Brexit was a prominent theme throughout the day, with speakers emphasising the subsequent change and, therefore, […]

RDPE Grant Deadline Extended

The RDPE Growth Programme Grant has been updated as of the end of November. The Expression of Interest (EoI) deadline has been extended to 31st May 2018, from 31st January 2018. The EoI is the first stage in the 2-stage application process for the Growth Programme grant. More LEP (Local Enterprise Partnerships) areas have also […]

Woodland Creation Grant: CSS 2018

Have you considered planting woodland on your land?  Are there any wet field corners, or areas of unproductive ground?  A new scheme within Countryside Stewardship (CSS) has been recently announced – the Woodland Creation Grant.  £13 million has been made available for landowners to plant more trees to protect wildlife, improve the timber industry and […]