Environment Act 2021

 New legislation has been passed which will seek to protect and enhance our environment for future generations. Through the Act, the Government will aim to clean up the country's air, restore natural habitats, increase biodiversity, reduce waste and make better use of our resources. It is hoped that the Act will halt the decline in species by ...
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Adding Value with PFK Planning & Development

PFK is the only business of its kind in Cumbria to employ RTPI qualified Chartered Town Planners. Town Planners have the professional skills to understand complex legislation, to find solutions to difficult property-related challenges, to negotiate and advocate for good outcomes and project manage the planning process. This article will take a look...
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Self-Build Housing - Solution to the UK Housing Crisis or Grand Design Dream?

The Government recently commissioned an independent review into self-build housing. The Bacon Review, published on 21 August 2021, sets out a range of recommendations for how the delivery of self-build housing can be improved. Among the recommendations contained in the review are a "small sites programme" which would encourage local authorities and...
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Views from the Rural Boundary

With the success of the Covid-19 vaccine programme now very evident, stock prices buoyant and the rather bizarre spring now behind us, a sense of a re...
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Agricultural Support Changes - What Does It Mean For You?

As featured in the Farmers Guardian, Jo Edwards warns of the end to direct paymentsWhere has the time gone – no sooner did the New Year start, we find...
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Our Guide to Occupancy Clauses

In this week's blog, Kayleigh will provide her insight into occupancy clauses. The existence of a occupancy clause, either local occupancy or agricult...
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How to Secure Planning Approval for Residential Development of Agricultural Land

The planning system in England and Wales is supposed to be ‘plan led.’ That means there is a legal requirement for every council in England and Wales ...
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Eviction Ban Extended

The ban on bailiff-enforced evictions for private renters has been extended in England and Wales.This will be until February 21 “at least” according t...
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Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024

The government have published their agricultural transition plan outlining changes which will take place between now and 2024.The plan sets out the fo...
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A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project Update from Highways England (Winter 2020)

Highways England have released their Winter 2020 update for the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project, a summary of which is below.The A66 plays an essen...
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RPA Announce 2020 Payment Rates

The RPA have published the 2020 payment rates. As they announced in September, the exchange rate was to remain the same as it was in 2019 at £0.89092 ...
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Bringing a “Spark” to 2021

In her first article, Ellie Ramwell provides a guide to the new regulations for Electrical Safety Standards:In June 2020 the new Electrical Safety Sta...
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Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme

Round 3 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme has been launched today. The application window is open until 4th November.This grant schem...
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Six Month Notice Period For Residential Properties Introduced

This month, Abi Wass, Assistant Land Agent, provides a useful update on new rules introduced for notices on residential properties.Further to changes ...
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Crosby Ravensworth Common - Secretary of State Public Consultation

The documents on this page support the application by the Crosby Ravensworth Commoners Association to the Planning Inspectorate for consent for fencin...
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PFK welcome a Trainee Assistant Land Agent to the team at Penrith.

In September 2020, PFK welcomed Ellie Ramwell to their Land Agency Team. Ellie has been appointed as a Trainee Assistant Land Agent in the Penrith off...
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Looking to the Future

In this article, Jo Edwards explores what's next for agriculture in our ever-changing world.As we are all fully aware the world is currently facing in...
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Solar in Cumbria?

As most will be aware, the continued growth of the renewable sector and its effect on the agricultural community continues to expand, providing furthe...
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BPS 2021 Rule Changes

The RPA have announced that for BPS claims in England as from 2021, claimants will not have to comply with Greening requirements.This means that there...
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Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rental Sector (England) Regulations 2020

Many Landlords already arrange for a qualified electrician to carry out regular inspections of the electrical installations in their let property. How...
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