Environmental Impact Assessments
The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agricultural) (England) (no.2) Regulations (2006) will be revised with effect from May 2017.
The regulations aim to protect uncultivated and semi-natural areas from damage caused by agricultural work. Compliance with the Regulations is covered by GAEC 6: Maintenance of Soil Organic Matter of the Cross Compliance rules.
May 2017 Bulletin
During the recent AGM of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs held in Torquay members elected Julian Sayers as one of their Life Vice Presidents to mark his services to the Federation as a Trustee over the past 25 years and as Chairman since 2002.
In accepting the honour Julian thanked the Federation and encouraged the members present to take up every opportunity which the YFC Movement had to offer from which he benefited since joining his first Club in 1978. He paid tribute to the retiring President, Poul Christensen together with the National Officers and the staff team for their leadership and commitment which was a shinning example to others and was reflected in the current strength of the organisation .
Julian will continue to be an active supporter of the YFC Movement in his new capacity.
The application period for this year’s applications is now underway. In general the online system has not changed since last year. A few points to look out for when completing your application are detailed below:
Missing or Amended Land Parcels
April 2017 Bulletin
The Rural Payments Agency online system is now open for 2017 applications to be submitted. The functions enabling online transfers of land and entitlements are also now available. As a reminder the deadline to submit applications and transfer land and/or entitlements is the 15th May 2017.
March 2017 Bulletin
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Jenna Wald as an Associate Director. Jenna has been a key member of our team of surveyors for over four years and we are delighted to confirm this well earned promotion.
BPS Update – 2016 Payments
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) have now paid 93% of claimants their 2016 payment. Please check payments received carefully as we are aware of a number of incorrect payments being issued where land or entitlement changes have not been completed or mapping work is outstanding.
February 2017 Bulletin
Continuing the success of 2015, Adkin has maintained its market share of agency instructions across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and surrounding counties.
With sales transactions of in excess of £39m including farms and estates, residential, development and amenity land, we have collectively sold in excess of 1,400 acres. Alongside this we have helped clients acquire in excess of £6.5m of property including farmland in Oxfordshire, poultry units in Wiltshire and Somerset and residential property in both Oxfordshire and London.
Our recently produced Agency Review provides an insight into some of the transactions we have been involved in over the past year, download your copy here.
The Adkin Annual Sale of Hay & Straw held at Ardington, Oxfordshire on Tuesday 10th January 2017 met with a better than expected trade. With buyers present from across the country and beyond all classes of hay and straw met with a good demand. Given the mild winter to date and reports of very disappointing trade for hay elsewhere the hay trade well exceeded expectations. Straw was again a good trade and in strong demand and more could have been sold to advantage.
REPORT ON ANNUAL AUCTION SALE 2017
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) confirmed on the 4th January 2017 that 91% of farmers received a payment by the 31st December 2016. They have therefore met their target to pay 90% of claimants by that date and the next target is to pay 93% of claimants by the end of March 2017.