Countryside Stewardship 2022 Applications

February saw the opening of the window for this years Countryside Stewardship (CS) applications and we are urging farmers and landowners to undertake an early review of their options before Mid Tier applications close on 29th July.   Whilst the deadline may seem some time away,...
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Opportunity for sites with development potential

Landowners who have sites with development potential should be promoting and preparing planning strategies now so that they are ready to move quickly as planning opportunities arise at a local level. The Cheshire West and Cheshire local plan conversation (…..pre...
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Big solar back with a bang!

This probably isn’t news to anyone in the industry, but development and investment appetite for new large scale solar sites is as strong as ever. With all political leaders gearing up to be even greener than David Cameron post the December election, the clean tech sector is...
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Rural Property Professionals & Planning Consultants

Covering Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales we offer professional advice on the full range of rural property issues in a discreet and friendly manner.  Areas where we offer support include: Rural Property Sales and Rentals Farm Business Advice, Basic Payment Scheme & Grant...
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Utility services

Alongside our work supporting major infrastructure projects Wilson Fearnall are also on hand to provide specialist services for all types of utility connection and diversion work, large or small. Our team have been involved in the delivery of new water, electricity, telecoms and...
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Permitted Development Rights for 5G Developments

MHCLG has published a consultation document seeking views on possible amendments to permitted development rights to support deployment of the 5G telecommunications network.  Alongside extended powers granted to operators under the updated Electronic Communications Code new sites...
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Boris pledges HS2 review.

Despite pledging the development of HS3, Boris is nervous about the costs and delays of HS2.  This review will certainly not make things happen faster or save any money – a project like this requires certainty.  Read the BBC article here.
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Planning Update

The revised National Planning Policy Framework was updated on 19th  February 2019 and sets out the Government’s amended planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.  We are already seeing impacts from single site applications right through to large...
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The Future of Food

Robots, vertical farms and virtual fencing could soon be part of the British farming landscape, according to a trailblazing report to be launched at the NFU Conference on 19th February. The Future of Food 2040 Report highlights the importance of establishing a future domestic...
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Transport for the North

Transport for the North – a partnership consisting of 20 local transport authorities and business leaders, together with Network Rail, Highways England, HS2 Ltd, and Central Government – have published their proposals for £100 Billion of transport investment to support and...
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