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Keep up to date with the latest Stags news.

Is it possible to make money from ecological enhancement measures?

Mon 22 November 2021

Alister Smith of Stags Planning and Development department discusses possible implications of The Environment Bill, which is now at final amendment, including the potential opportunity for landowners to capitalise on existing land ownerships. Read More

An Update on the Farming Investment Fund

Wed 3 November 2021

The Farming Investment Fund (not to be confused with the Farm Innovation Research and Development Fund) was expected to be open for applications from October 2021. However, in a blog post on 2nd November DEFRA have announced that there is a delay with the launch of the fund, with final details still being confirmed. Read More

Farm Innovation Research and Development Fund – Open now!

Wed 20 October 2021

Do you have a bright idea that will help the UK Agriculture sector become more efficient? Applications are now open for a new competition in which DEFRA, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation, is making £17,500,000 available for the first round of three funds. Read More

Water Protection Zones - Should we be worried?

Tue 28 September 2021

Chartered Surveyor Jessica Allsop of Stags Professional Services discusses The Water Resources Act, which requires the monitoring and protection of areas of land that supply drinking water, and the recent announcement regarding the Catchment Sensitive Farming programme. Read More

High Court Upholds Stags Arbitrator's Discretion on Costs

Wed 15 September 2021

A recent case, over which Mark Neason of Stags Professional services presided as Arbitrator, concerned a notice served by a landlord requiring the tenant to carry out a substantial amount of hedge maintenance. The appeal was heard in the High Court, where the presiding judge upheld Mark Neason's discretion on costs. Read More

Removal of a Holiday Occupancy Condition

Tue 31 August 2021

Rural Chartered Surveyor Guy Wilson of Stags Professional Services explains how recent changes to Local Planning Policy affect the removal of Holiday Occupancy Conditions Read More

Are you utilising all your farm buildings to their full potential?

Wed 25 August 2021

With the Basic Payment Scheme being phased out, now is an ideal time to assess your farming assets to determine whether any are not being fully utilised and are surplus to requirements. Read More

Stags Planning Department Receive Consent for Eco-Friendly Holiday Home

Thu 12 August 2021

Stags Planning Department are delighted to announce that they have received planning consent for a new eco-friendly holiday home just outside Dartmoor National Park, and discuss their new design software. Read More

Sustainable Farming Incentive - Progress Update

Wed 7 July 2021

Sally Blowey of Stags Professional Services explains the further details recently released by DEFRA regarding the Sustainable Farming Incentive Read More

Farming in Protected Landscapes - An exciting new opportunity

Tue 29 June 2021

DEFRA have recently released details on The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme. The scheme is open to all farmers and land managers within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) or National Park in England. The application window for funding in the first year of the programme is between 1st July 2021 and 31st January 2022. Read More

Tiverton Professional Services instructed to let three separate farms

Mon 21 June 2021

The Professional Services team at Stags Tiverton have been instructed to complete open market lettings of three separate farms with a combined area of just under 1,000 acres. Read More

Basic Payment Changes: Delinking and Lump Sum Exit plans explained

Mon 21 June 2021

DEFRA are currently consulting on their proposals for a Lump Sum Exit Scheme and approach to delinked payments under the Agricultural Transition Plan. Sally Blowey of Stags Professional Services outlines the current proposals. Read More

Could your next venture be “Carbon Farming”?

Fri 18 June 2021

Hannah Lukins of Stags Professional Services Team discusses the Carbon Farming Initiative Read More

Teignbridge District Council Publishes Important Review of Local Planning Policy - Act Now

Tue 15 June 2021

Teignbridge District Council are presently undertaking an important review of planning policy that will cover how planning is approached in the period to 2040. It is essential for property owners to act now if they wish to have their voice heard, in particular with regard to potential sites for housing and employment. Read More

Stags strengthen Professional Services department with appointment of Senior Surveyor Matthew Wilcox

Wed 28 April 2021

Stags have strengthened their Professional Services department through the appointment of Matthew Wilcox BSc (Hons) MRICS as Senior Surveyor. Matthew will be based in the Tiverton office and brings with him a wealth of experience in various rural professional matters and estate management. Read More

Changes to Countryside Stewardship and BPS explained

Tue 20 April 2021

With the 17th May deadline for Basic Payment Scheme applications fast approaching, there are some changes to the 2021 scheme due to the UKs exit from the EU, that applicants should be aware of. Read More

Planning for the future of agricultural payments

Tue 23 February 2021

Key dates and updates in relation to the future of agricultural payments. Read More

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