I included a brief article about asbestos management in the last newsletter, pointing out that it is up to all managers to have an “asbestos management plan” in place on all non-domestic properties, if built before 2000.  This plan is a requirement – even if you do not currently intend to make any alterations at […]

Environmental Impact Assessment

I have recently had to apply to Natural England for a “screening decision” under the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations for a client.  These do not get done that often on farms, unless a planning application is imminent.  However, when they are done, they take quite a bit of work. I have a feeling they should […]

The Agriculture Bill

It has been a long time coming, but on 12th September the new Agriculture Bill was introduced into the House of Commons. The phrase “take back control” was used again in the headline of the press release that was issued that day.  The Bill sets out how farmers and land managers will be paid in […]


At our recent FCG training, we were all alarmed by our trainer on the Control of Asbestos Regulations.  Under the rules, anyone who is responsible for the maintenance of any non-domestic premises must have a “management plan” for all pre-2000 properties under their control.  This plan is required before you even think about undertaking any […]