The government has announced major planning reforms, including an easing of the restrictions on the conversion of disused farm buildings into residential properties.
Planning fees across England are expected to increase substantially, according to an article by the professional planning publication, The Planner.
The Rural Payments Agency has announced a change to the arrangements for this year’s BPS payment, with the aim of supporting farmers’ business planning in the face of the rising cost fuel and agricultural commodities.
The government's new Lump Sum Exit Scheme is now open to support farmers wishing to leave the industry, and thereby create opportunities for new entrants.
If you've been thinking of self-building a home – or own land that might be attractive to self-builders – here's some good news.
DEFRA have confirmed they plan to open the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) for eligible applicants in June this year.