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Monday, 23rd October 2017

Written by:
Marcus Gould


Category:
Professional Comment, Residential

In a challenging market, get competitive…

Market conditions have most certainly changed from Q1 and Q2 of 2017, and now more favourable of a ‘buyers market’. However, buyers are still active in the market, viewing properties, making offers and experienced agents are snapping up these buyers for their clients.

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In a challenging market, get competitive…

Monday, 18th September 2017

Written by:
Sophie Clotworthy


Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment

Equestrian Buyers Wish List

Whether looking for a family home with equestrian facilities for children in the pony club, to full scale professional competition yards there are several factors which will be on all potential purchasers wish lists.

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Equestrian Buyers Wish List

Monday, 14th August 2017

Written by:
Marcus Gould


Category:
Professional Comment, Residential

How often do people move property in the local area?

More than six-million people move home every year according to national census figures. These numbers reveal we are changing homes at a faster rate than ever before with people in the southern half of the country the most frequent movers.

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How often do people move property in the local area?

Wednesday, 14th June 2017

Written by:
Dougal Trentham


Category:
Professional Comment, Residential

The Election is over and whilst the market is not Strong and Stable, there is certainly plenty of life in it- locally.

The chill wind that has blown through Britain’s housing market ever since stamp duty went up and the referendum vote went out has left thousands of homeowners stuck in in freeze-frame.

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The Election is over and whilst the market is not Strong and Stable, there is certainly plenty of life in it- locally.

Friday, 26th May 2017

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment

BPS Debrief

Members of the rural team all gathered in the Vale of Pewsey on Thursday 18th May 2017 for an afternoon's farm walk followed by a relaxing de-brief in a local hostelry following the intense period working up to 15th May deadline for submissions to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

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BPS Debrief

Monday, 27th February 2017

Written by:
Sophie Clotworthy


Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment

Plenty of funds chasing too little land

In an ever changing world and one full of uncertainty, property and especially agricultural land and property is regarded as a secure, safe haven to protect capital investment.

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Plenty of funds chasing too little land

Thursday, 16th February 2017

Written by:
Clive Gregory


Category:
Professional Comment, Residential

HIGH STREET OR ONLINE AGENTS?

The internet has revolutionised how we buy and sell property and a growing number of online agents are encouraging people to sell their own properties through them and not use a High Street alternative.

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HIGH STREET OR ONLINE AGENTS?

Friday, 20th January 2017

Written by:
Tom Fuller


Category:
Professional Comment, Residential

Buying a Thatched Home

If you are thinking of purchasing a thatched home you may understandably be concerned about the risk of fire. In fact, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU), your thatched home is no more likely to catch fire than a house with a conventional roof structure, provided you understand what you are dealing with.

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Buying a Thatched Home

Thursday, 12th January 2017

Written by:
Christopher Powell


Category:
Farm & Rural, Historical, Professional Comment

2017, the year to prepare for Brexit!!

For some Brexit was an overnight sensation, others a huge disappointment, regardless of feeling it has been at the forefront of conversation since that long night in June.

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2017, the year to prepare for Brexit!!

Monday, 25th July 2016

Written by:
Christopher Powell


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

PLANNING! A hurdle horse owners need to jump

Even though planning policy is in black and white individual interpretation of the legislation varies from county to county and planning officer to planning officer.

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PLANNING! A hurdle horse owners need to jump

Monday, 25th July 2016

Written by:
Rob Horton


Category:
Commercial, Events, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Good news for developers of smaller residential sites!

The Government has recently won a legal challenge against a High Court ruling that quashed a national planning policy intended to exempt small sites from affordable housing obligations.

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Good news for developers of smaller residential sites!

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Marlborough team member Christopher Powell gains his RICS qualifications

Christopher Powell has recently passed his Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Assessment of Professional Competence APC) and is now a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

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Marlborough team member Christopher Powell gains his RICS qualifications

Thursday, 21st April 2016

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

A Successful Seminar - Maximising the Value of Agricultural Property

Richard Nocton, Partner with land agents Woolley & Wallis, spoke to a packed audience of over 200 farmers and landowners at Wellington Barn, Calne on Wednesday 20th April 2016.

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A Successful Seminar - Maximising the Value of Agricultural Property

Wednesday, 6th April 2016

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Shrinking Output Prices - A Survival Manual for your Farm Business

Wednesday 20 April 2016 Wellington Barn, Manor Farm, Calstone, Wellington, Calne, SN11 9PY

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Shrinking Output Prices - A Survival Manual for your Farm Business

Monday, 4th April 2016

Written by:
Rob Horton


Category:
Commercial, Events, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Two Sold In Milford Street

Woolley & Wallis have arranged the sale of two commercial buildings in Milford Street in the City Centre.

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Two Sold In Milford Street

Friday, 29th January 2016

Written by:
Allison Barfoot


Category:
Events, Lettings, Professional Comment, Professional Services

'Right to Rent' immigration checks for landlords

The law introduces a requirement from 1 February 2016 for all landlords of private rental accommodation in England to carry out Right to Rent checks for new tenancy agreements to determine whether occupiers aged 18 and over have the right to live in the UK legally.

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'Right to Rent' immigration checks for landlords

Friday, 29th January 2016

Written by:
Tom Fuller


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services, Residential

Parklife - The New Forest is listed as the UK's most expensive National Park

A report recently published by Lloyds Bank National Parks Review has concluded that prospective home owners must pay in excess of £100,000 extra for the privilege to live in some of the nation’s most scenic landscapes.

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Parklife - The New Forest is listed as the UK's most expensive National Park

Monday, 7th December 2015

Written by:
Christopher Powell


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

THE WINTER FAIR

Or - why a land agent is a good idea.

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THE WINTER FAIR

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

Written by:
Rebecca Hutton


Category:
Lettings, Professional Comment

Stamp Duty Surcharge

Chancellor George Osborne announced on Wednesday that buy-to-let and second home properties will be subject to an additional 3% stamp duty from next April.

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Stamp Duty Surcharge

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

Written by:
Rebecca Hutton


Category:
Lettings, Professional Comment, Professional Services

The Right to Rent Scheme

The Home Office has announced that the Right to Rent Scheme, which has been trialled in the West Midlands since last December, will be extended across England from 1st February 2016.

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The Right to Rent Scheme

Thursday, 12th November 2015

Written by:
Clive Gregory


Category:
Lettings, Professional Comment, Professional Services

ARLA success for Becca Hutton

Becca Hutton has successfully completed her Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Management which is a requirement for membership of ARLA (The Association of Residential Letting Agents).

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ARLA success for Becca Hutton

Thursday, 12th November 2015

Written by:
Richard Wedgwood


Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Documentation, Documentation, Documentation!

In undertaking a huge variety of valuation work from Marlborough I have found a great number of instances where people and even companies have been occupying ground or premises without any written agreement defining the basis of occupation.

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Documentation, Documentation, Documentation!

Wednesday, 11th November 2015

Written by:
Christopher Powell


Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Don’t ignore the elephant in the room and plan for the future

Planning early will ensure you are not fighting fires later in life. A clear plan will have different scenarios based on life events.

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Don’t ignore the elephant in the room and plan for the future

Wednesday, 11th November 2015

Written by:
Rob Horton


Category:
Commercial, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Office to residential permitted development to become permanent

The measures introduced in 2013 which allowed offices to be converted into homes without having to apply for planning permission are set to stay following an announcement by the Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis on October 13.

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Office to residential permitted development to become permanent

Wednesday, 14th October 2015

Written by:
Christopher Powell


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Taking a step forward towards taking a step back

Woolley & Wallis were invited along with Old Mill by Greenway Training to present a talk titled “Taking a step forward towards taking a step back”.

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Taking a step forward towards taking a step back

Thursday, 8th October 2015

Written by:
Dougal Trentham


Category:
Events, Professional Comment, Professional Services, Residential

A seller's market - so why are people staying put?

The housing market promised much this year but, like a student who seems to pay attention in class, yet flunks the exam, it hadn't quite delivered.

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A seller's market - so why are people staying put?

Tuesday, 6th October 2015

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

The Dairy Show 2015

Woolley & Wallis are delighted to be attending and supporting the show.

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The Dairy Show 2015

Thursday, 24th September 2015

Written by:
Anna Kitching


Category:
Events, Lettings, Professional Comment

The new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations (2015)

The Government has introduced the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations (2015).

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The new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations (2015)

Wednesday, 16th September 2015

Written by:
Jonathan Young


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Chairman’s Day

Jonathan Young FRICS FAAV, as Chairman of the Hants, Wilts & Dorset Agricultural Valuers Association, held the Chairman’s Day at Wiltshire Grain near Shrewton, Salisbury on Tuesday 15th September 2015.

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Chairman’s Day

Thursday, 10th September 2015

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

A successful breakfast seminar with the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC)

The highly successful team at Woolley & Wallis Finance Limited held one of their popular breakfast seminars with the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) on Thursday 10th September 2015.

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A successful breakfast seminar with the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC)

Thursday, 3rd September 2015

Written by:
Christopher Powell


Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Woolley & Wallis Secure Permission for Agricultural Building

Christopher Powell from the Marlborough Team has successfully achieved planning permission for an agricultural building to help expand ‘Just Kidding’ a kid (goat) meat rearing business.

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Woolley & Wallis Secure Permission for Agricultural Building

Thursday, 20th August 2015

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

RICS and RAU publish their analysis of the agricultural land market

The RICS and Royal Agricultural University have published their analysis of the agricultural land market for the first half of 2015 and Woolley & Wallis have been contributors to this.

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RICS and RAU publish their analysis of the agricultural land market

Thursday, 20th August 2015

Written by:
Christoper Powell


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

BPS 2016 ∙ GREENING REQUIREMENTS ∙ 30% OF YOUR PAYMENT!

Harvest is upon us and within a few weeks drilling will be in full flow and the stress of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will seem a distant memory!

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BPS 2016 ∙ GREENING REQUIREMENTS ∙ 30% OF YOUR PAYMENT!

Monday, 17th August 2015

Written by:
Jonathan Young


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Join us the the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show!

Please join us the the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show on Wednesday 19th August.

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Join us the the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show!

Thursday, 6th August 2015

Written by:
Sloany Singer


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Richard Wedgwood joins our Marlborough office

Woolley & Wallis have recently appointed Richard Wedgwood as a land agent to work in their Marlborough office.

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Richard Wedgwood joins our Marlborough office

Wednesday, 29th July 2015

Written by:
Pip White


Category:
Commercial, Professional Comment, Professional Services

3 Brown Street, Salisbury

Woolley & Wallis Commercial have arranged the sale of 3 Brown Street, Salisbury.

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3 Brown Street, Salisbury

Tuesday, 28th July 2015

Written by:
Robyn Harper


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

£10,000 GRANT SECURED UNDER WATER CAPITAL GRANT SCHEME

Woolley & Wallis has successfully secured a grant of £10,000 under the Water Capital Grant Scheme to cover over a cattle collection yard at Morrisholt Farm, Whiteparish.

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£10,000 GRANT SECURED UNDER WATER CAPITAL GRANT SCHEME

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

Written by:
Allison Barfoot


Category:
Events, Lettings, Professional Comment

Shaftesbury letting agent achieves property qualifications of excellence

Allison Barfoot achieves NFoPP QCF Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management

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Shaftesbury letting agent achieves property qualifications of excellence

Friday, 10th July 2015

Written by:
Rob Bishop


Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

What farmers need to consider when trying to secure finance

Despite the current drop in cereal, milk and beef price, the scarcity of available land continues to drive the land values onwards and upwards. This coupled with a difficult lending environment, makes growth a challenging prospect for some farmers. Rob Bishop, Director of Woolley & Wallis Finance, looks at the lending environment and what farmers need to consider when trying to secure finance.

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What farmers need to consider when trying to secure finance

Thursday, 9th July 2015

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Richard Nocton, Partner in our Marlborough office, takes a closer look at who is buying land.

In the last 5 years, agricultural land values have more than doubled to an average of £10,000 per acre. A limited supply and continued demand have driven prices higher, in some cases to over £12,000 per acre.

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Richard Nocton, Partner in our Marlborough office, takes a closer look at who is buying land.

Wednesday, 24th June 2015

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment

Land at Great Bedwyn with fishing

Woolley & Wallis have been instructed to sell 9 acres of land at Great Bedwyn near Marlborough which includes about 666m of fishing on the River Dun at a guide price of £85,000.

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Land at Great Bedwyn with fishing

Friday, 5th June 2015

Written by:
Rob Horton


Category:
Commercial, Events, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Development site for sale

Woolley & Wallis Commercial have recently started marketing the Old Ramparts Filling Station site which has been lying vacant and derelict since 2002.

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Development site for sale

Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

Written by:
Dougal Trentham


Category:
Events, Professional Comment, Professional Services, Residential

What a difference a day makes

The housing market was expected to stagnate this year because of political uncertainty over the General Election, fears of deflation and low interest rates.

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What a difference a day makes

Wednesday, 13th May 2015



Category:
Events, Professional Comment

OnTheMarket.com goes from strength to strength announcing 10 million visits in three months

Board member, Paul Masters, Group Marketing and Operations Director at KFH, said: “There is no doubt that OnTheMarket.com is having a great impact on the industry and it is moving into second place rapidly.”

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OnTheMarket.com goes from strength to strength announcing 10 million visits in  three months

Monday, 27th April 2015

Written by:
John Woolley


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Historical, Professional Comment, Professional Services, Residential

Peppercorn Rents

Peppercorn rents are a rarity nowadays but in the past have been used with great effect.

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Peppercorn Rents

Monday, 20th April 2015

Written by:
Laura Barlow


Category:
Events, Professional Comment, Residential

Top 10 reasons to buy a New Home!

There has never been a better time to buy new; with the Government-backed Help to Buy Scheme allowing both first time buyers and previous home owners to buy with as little as a 5% deposit and at 80% of the agreed sale price.

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Top 10 reasons to buy a New Home!

Tuesday, 24th March 2015

Written by:
John Woolley


Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment

Lady Day - 25 March

The feast of the annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an important traditional quarter day particularly in the rural calendar.

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Lady Day - 25 March

Friday, 20th March 2015



Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Rural Professional, Chris Powell joins our Marlborough Team

Woolley & Wallis are delighted that Chris Powell has joined their busy Marlborough office to deal with a wide range of rural professional work.

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Rural Professional, Chris Powell joins our Marlborough Team

Monday, 16th March 2015



Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Water Capital Grant Scheme

Government grants worth a total of £10 million are now available to fund projects that reduce the impact agriculture has on water quality.

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Water Capital Grant Scheme

Thursday, 12th March 2015



Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) REGISTRATION

Our three Farm and Rural teams are busy registering farmers and collating information for the new BPS scheme.

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BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) REGISTRATION

Thursday, 26th February 2015



Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Preserving the Value of Farms and Land

Richard Nocton, Partner in the Marlborough office spoke to a packed audience of over 200 farmers and landowners on Tuesday 24th February 2015 at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC.

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Preserving the Value of Farms and Land

Monday, 9th February 2015

Written by:
Richard Nocton


Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

RICS Rural Land Market Survey

The latest Rural Land Market Survey, released by the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and RAU (Royal Agricultural University) shows that demand for farmland continues to outpace supply.

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RICS Rural Land Market Survey

Tuesday, 6th January 2015



Category:
Events, Professional Comment, Residential

Stamp Duty Reform - how will it effect your purchase?

The chancellor has announced a long awaited reform to the way that property buyers pay Stamp Duty.

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Stamp Duty Reform - how will it effect your purchase?

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014



Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Inheritance Tax – Where there is a Will there is a way!

We spend a lot of time talking in confidence to our clients about their property, their families, values and tax.

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Inheritance Tax – Where there is a Will there is a way!

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014



Category:
Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Rent reviews – N’er the twain shall meet?

I wonder if a recent Court ruling in Scotland will impact on English decisions next? They often have done in the past.

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Rent reviews – N’er the twain shall meet?

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014



Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Woolley & Wallis Farm & Rural Review of 2014

What an amazing year 2014 has turned out to be for land price – demand and prices have risen beyond all expectations and with continued shortage of supply, prices are set firm ahead.

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Woolley & Wallis Farm & Rural Review of 2014

Friday, 14th November 2014



Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Farm & Rural team announce additional CAP Reform Roadshow date

After the success of the four Common Agricultural Policy seminars held in Wiltshire and Dorset in November, Woolley & Wallis’ Farm & Rural team have announced an additional date in Hampshire.

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Farm & Rural team announce additional CAP Reform Roadshow date

Friday, 7th November 2014



Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Woolley & Wallis hold four successful CAP Reform seminars in Witshire and Dorset

Woolley & Wallis held four Common Agricultural Policy seminars in Wiltshire and Dorset over the past month and they were well attended by local farmers and interested parties.

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Woolley & Wallis hold four successful CAP Reform seminars in Witshire and Dorset

Wednesday, 5th November 2014



Category:
Events, Farm & Rural, Professional Comment, Professional Services

Grasp your last chance to attend a CAP reform seminar on Thursday 6th November

Grasp your last chance to attend the final Common Agricultural Policy reform seminar which will be held at 2pm at Salisbury & South Wilts Sports Club on the Wilton road in Salisbury SP2 9NY.

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Grasp your last chance to attend a CAP reform seminar on Thursday 6th November

Rural Planning

I have not studied the new regulations in detail, but some farmers seem to see them as an opportunity at last to develop buildings that previously the Planning Authority have refused to approve. Perhaps in some cases these will be welcome, but farmers need to think ahead as to what the result might be.

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Rural Planning