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Self-build demand creates opportunities for rural market

More than 50% of adults would reportedly build their own home, given the opportunity, but the two biggest barriers are finding land and navigating the planning system. Working in their…


Biodiversity net gain – legal issues for farmers

Biodiversity net gain (BNG) sites are already in demand. Here, Julie Robinson, agriculture partner at Roythornes Solicitors, talks to Farmers Weekly about the legal considerations. See also: Defra BNG credit…


Selling your farm: How to prepare for viewings

Most farms for sale meet strong demand, but there are some basics that can help with marketing. First impressions are important, so time and effort invested in preparing for viewings…


Private farmland sales: What buyers should consider

Farmland buyers in the private market benefit from confidentiality and access to properties that they would not otherwise find out about. However, there are degrees of privacy and questions to…

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Joint land ownership allows Dutch milk producer to extensify

Dairy producer Pieter van der Valk is balancing profitable farming with ecological benefits through an innovative model whereby farmers and private investors jointly own land. When he heard that his…


Why we’re selling the family farm during coronavirus

Jane Clark and her son, Fred, have decided to sell their family farm in Essex during a time of global uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic has given the family a chance…


How HS2 compensation battles have hit two family farms hard

The high-speed rail project set to link London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester has proved controversial. The project has cost taxpayers £4.1bn even before construction has started, according…


How compulsory purchase has ruined a dairy farmer

A Lancashire farmer has been forced to sell his dairy herd during a compulsory purchase battle that has left him out of pocket for four years. Paul Casson farms in…

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Global farmland prices rise as demand for land grows

Markets around the world are seeing similar competing interests for farmland as those in the UK, with policy and economic changes influencing some big price movements. Biodiversity and climate change…


Farmland market - supply, demand, influences and values

The area of farmland publicly marketed across Great Britain rose during the first half of this year to 85,606 acres, according to Savills research. This is 16% higher than in…


What the latest planning reforms mean for rural areas

The government has been talking about the need to streamline the planning process since the last election, making it easier to release more land for housing and to obtain planning permission.…


Greening buyers make their presence felt in farmland market

Greening investment is a growing influence in the farmland market, and there have been some notable recent purchases and funding. Oxygen Conservation agreed earlier this month to buy more than…

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Aberdeenshire woodlands on market in five lots

The recent launch in Aberdeenshire of just over 401 acres in five lots adds to the choice for woodland and forestry buyers. With an overall guide price of offers of…


Northern estate offers late-season investment opportunity

On the Cumbria-Northumberland border, the Greenside Estate is one of the few investment properties to come to the open market in the north this year. It is a mix of…


Analysis: Farmers forced to sell up by HS2 need clarity

HS2 was heralded by the Conservative government as an integral part of its Northern Powerhouse strategy, a high-speed rail project that would bridge the North-South divide and rebalance the economy.…


Farmland values stay high despite inflationary pressures

Strong demand for farmland from a range of buyers has kept land prices elevated during the third quarter of 2023, according to land agent Carter Jonas. This is despite high…

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Large Lincolnshire arable estate selling in lots

One of the largest commercial arable holdings to come to market in Lincolnshire for 20 years is being sold off in several lots to a variety of buyers. Rainthorpe Farms,…


Video: Farming family sells estate after 70 years

Succession planning is commonly defined as the process of passing a farm from one generation to the next. Done properly the outcome should provide clarity over the future of the…

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VIDEO & PICTURES: Stunning Leicestershire dairy farm for sale

Property agent Howkins & Harrison is selling a 235-acre Leicestershire state-of-the-art dairy unit that will seriously whet the appetite of all milk producers. The firm's Jeff Paybody says Ridgefield Farm at…

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Landowner-led development series

Landowners may live with the consequences of their development decisions for years to come. "Legacy developments" allow landowners to exert a certain level of control in the design, construction and…

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