Permission for Rural Workers Dwelling - Occupancy Conditions

Permission for Rural Workers Dwelling - Occupancy Conditions
If you need a second dwelling on your farm, do you know what is required? Being fully informed might make the difference between success and failure. Obtaining planning permission in rural or isolated locations can be interesting at best, but being poorly advised or not advised at all, is not the way to proceed. The National Planning Policy Framewo...
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Rural Surveyor Appointed As Director

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PFK are delighted to announce that Jo Edwards has been welcomed onto the board as a Director of PFK Rural Limited. Jo has been with PFK since 2005 and has been a very important and hardworking member of the team, we are extremely glad to be able to share her passion and expertise with the entirety of PFK. We hope that like us, you will join us in c...
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Land at Matterdale - Auction Results

Land at Matterdale
On the afternoon of Thursday 27th July, PFK Rural Ltd offered for sale 214.95 acres of permanent pasture land in parish of Matterdale. Andrew Maughan from Penrith & District Farmers' Mart undertook the auction on behalf of PFK Rural and offered for sale five lots all of which were met with plenty of competitive bidding. First up was Lot 1 which...
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Don’t Leave It Until The Last Minute

Don’t Leave It Until The Last Minute
Now the dust has settled from the 15th May BPS deadline, here at PFK our attentions are turning to Countryside Stewardship mid tier applications. With the recent announcement of further increases in payment rates for various options for upland farms including making the payment for Low input grassland in the SDA areas the same as that for lowland g...
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Land at Matterdale - For Sale by Public Auction

Land at Matterdale - For Sale by Public Auction
 FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION - 27TH JULY 2023 AT 2PM The sale of land at Matterdale offers a rare opportunity to purchase up to five blocks of land within the parish, all of which benefit from roadside access. The land will be of benefit and interest to farmers looking to expand their existing land holdings or anyone with amenity, environmental...
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Much is happening … at PFK Rural Limited and beyond

Much is happening … at PFK Rural Limited and beyond
In our industry we provide professional advice covering a range of subjects, the last few years has seen much change in policy, an obvious consequence of Brexit. New legislation cannot be created overnight, and it is not since before the McSharry reforms in 1973 that we have had to think about standing on our own two feet. With this in mind, I touc...
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Opportunities for Upland Farmers: Payments, Schemes, and Environmental Benefits

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Upland farmers play a crucial role in sustaining our farm businesses, food production, and improving the environment. The UK government has introduced several initiatives to support upland farmers and provide them with opportunities to enhance their operations while contributing to environmental conservation. In this blog post, we will explore the ...
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Landscape Recovery Round 2

Landscape Recovery Round 2
The Landscape Recovery scheme, part of the English Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS), is a ground-breaking initiative that aims to achieve large-scale ecological restoration and long-term environmental benefits. It focuses on four key features: large-scale projects, long-term public funding, bespoke agreements, and blended funding. By ta...
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*NOW SOLD* - Stoneywath Farm, Kirkland, Frizington

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Stoneywath Farm, Kirkland, Frizington - £1,150,000  PFK Rural are delighted to present an opportunity to purchase a ring-fenced upland farm including a four bedroom Grade II listed Farmhouse with a limited range of buildings together with 123.45 acres (49.96 ha) or thereabouts of mowing and grazing land. This property is offered for sale ...
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What Does Your Tenancy Say About Maintenance?

What Does Your Tenancy Say About Maintenance?
 In these times of ever increasing prices, the last thing you want to do is spend money unnecessarily, but where on the ladder of 'unnecessary expenditure' do you put tenancy advice? If, for a moment, we take a hypothetical landlord and tenant relationship, and at the commencement of the tenancy they have both agreed what is to be let under a ...
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Wizards or Prophets - Which is the Right Way Forward for Your Land?

Wizards or Prophets - Which is the Right Way Forward for Your Land?
As new opportunities become available to farmers and land owners, John Robson gives his view on whether you should side with the wizards or the prophets. Whilst travelling to a farm appointment recently, I was intrigued by a radio interview given by Henry Dimbleby who recently left his post as an advisor to DEFRA in order to take a more r...
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Grass Let Auction Brochure

Grass Let Auction Brochure
Our annual Grass Let Auction will take place on Tuesday 28th March 2023 at 1pm in The Hired Lad, Penrith Auction Mart.For the full brochure, click  below or contact James Morgan on 01768 866611 Download PDF File Here
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PFK PLC acquires Robson and Liddle (Rural) Limited

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Penrith Farmers' and Kidd's PLC announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of rural-based professional services Company Robson and Liddle (Rural) Limited. The deal brings together 2 of the leading land and property services organisations in the region and reinforces the Company's focus on its agricultural client base. The full press rele...
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Slurry Infrastructure Grant

Slurry Infrastructure Grant
DEFRA have announced the long awaited details of the new Slurry Infrastructure Grant.The aim of the grant is to help farmers achieve six months slurry storage capacity based on their existing livestock numbers.The grant also requires that the slurry store must have an impermeable cover. The grant permits farmers toinstall more than six months stora...
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Do You Need A Planning Consultant?

Do You Need A Planning Consultant?
At PFK, we have a dedicated Planning team - find out below how they can help you today: Why do I need a Planning Consultant? Planning Consultants have an expert knowledge of regulations and can therefore play a vital role in obtaining permission for projects with complex needs. Even if you have a knack for understanding intricate rules, securing pe...
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Farm Support Schemes: Deadlines Approaching

Farm Support Schemes: Deadlines Approaching
As we move through to the final third of 2022, things are still continually evolving with regard to the new farm support schemes, and the changing BPS with us now knowing a little more than we did earlier in the year, but still awaiting details of many of the new schemes. There are some up and coming deadlines, which need not to be missed: The appl...
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Rural Property Demand Remains High

Rural Property Demand Remains High
As we transition into Autumn, Jo Edwards writes why now is the best time to sell your rural property: As we move into the final third of 2022, I for one am not sure where summer has gone. Up here in Cumbria, we have been extremely lucky in that we have had a generally warm and dry summer, but have not suffered the very hot and extremely dry co...
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A View from the Boundary

A View from the Boundary
Whilst the recent heatwave will assist in bringing forward hay time and harvest (both of which look encouraging), commodity prices have begun to ease but still look to be well above where many would expect or want them to be. Farming, more than many industries, rarely has the luxury of certainty making budgeting at the moment quite a challenge but ...
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Using the Local Plan or Neighbourhood Plan to Restrict Second Homes

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A recent vote undertaken in Whitby has seen the community vote resoundingly in favour of imposing restrictions on second homes, with the aim of ensuring that all new homes built in area are for full-time and primary occupation. Many coastal and rural communities have experienced a significant increase in the proportion of homes in their area being ...
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Revised National Planning Policy Framework?

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On Wednesday 8 July 2022, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove announced that a revised National Planning Policy Framework will be published in July. This was a bit of a surprise announcement which generated much discussion within the planning and development sector. His announcement was made in response to...
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