Agriculture & Rural Property

Publish date

18 September 2023

Agriculture round-up – September 2023

Welcome to our latest agricultural round-up, where we share a range of legal updates and insights for the rural community.

As ever, if you have any questions about any of the articles below, please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2023

It was an absolutely glorious day at the annual Weald of Kent Ploughing Match on Saturday. This is always such a special event for the local rural community and it was fantastic to catch up with clients, friends and colleagues. It was certainly the hottest one I can remember in recent years!

What are the options for farmers when it comes to fly-tipping on agricultural land?

With the high price of legally removing waste, as well as the ease of access to agricultural land, fly-tipping remains a substantive issue for farmers and agricultural land owners. Penelope Edgar explores the options available to combat fly-tipping and how the Government is planning to protect landowners.

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Farming in later life

It is not uncommon for famers to keep farming up to the day they die and never retire. However, as illness can take hold at any time or a farmer simply starts to slow down how can they ensure that valuable tax reliefs are not lost? Esther Lee explores in her article.

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What’s going on with River Pollution?

River pollution has been a hot topic over the past couple of weeks in the national press. Robert Trench looks at the issues and what plans the Government has to tackle them.

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Estate planning for blended families – Points to consider

In 2021, over 6 million UK families were blended, raising estate planning challenges. Fiona Higgott gives advice for bespoke wills with trusts to ensure both the surviving spouse and children inherit efficiently.

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Biodiversity Net Gain in England

Biodiversity Net Gain (or BNG) is a principle which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state after development than beforehand. Kate Jardine examines the requirements set down by law which will apply to all sites (save for exempt sites) from November 2023.

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