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10:56am Wednesday 8th May 2013
British Solar Renewables has successfully secured planning permission for an 11MW solar farm in St. Allen, Truro. The land is part of an existing sheep and llama farm and, as well as providing the farmer landowner with a regular source of income to bolster his existing business, the solar farm will also provide enough clean energy to the local grid to power the equivalent of 3,125 average households.
10:43am Thursday 11th April 2013
2:13pm Tuesday 19th March 2013
A new survey called ‘Renewable Energy: What do you need to know?’ has been launched to identify what information farmers and landowners need to help overcome the confusion surrounding investing in renewable energy.
9:09am Friday 15th February 2013
2:29pm Monday 14th January 2013
11:39am Monday 15th October 2012
The Kennel Club has helped thousands of dog owners and potential dog owners across London and the south east over the past few months, thanks to a joint initiative with local authorities to foster responsible dog ownership. The Kennel Club wrote to all local authorities in the south east at the beginning of summer, encouraging them to hold special community days to educate the public in a fun and informal way about how to keep their dogs happy and healthy, and the benefits of being a responsible owner.
11:34am Monday 15th October 2012
The NFU is urging landlords to keep rent increases at realistic levels following a challenging harvest which has seen yields down as much as 15 per cent. It comes after the NFU heard from many of its members describing how landlords were looking to increase their rents significantly following this autumn’s review. The NFU believes this could have a devastating impact on their businesses and could force them out of the industry.
11:45am Friday 7th September 2012
Demand for commercial farmland continued to surge ahead as prices reached record levels for the fourth consecutive period, says the latest RICS Rural Land Market Survey, H2 2011. The average price per acre – which has now almost trebled since 2003 - increased to £6,628* during the first half of the year, as demand outstripped fresh supply.
9:00am Sunday 5th August 2012
Wales is not necessarily a cheaper place to move to compared to some other parts of the British Isles but from a smallholding perspective it is probably the most cost effective if you consider its location and environment .
8:00am Sunday 29th July 2012
Most people move to a smallholding because it is realising a dream to toil the soil, get away from the rat race and find a more peaceful way of living but in reality it is worth remembering that if or when this dream fades you still need to have the financial resources to move on.
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