Aspects of Land - Autumn 2015

Perfect day – why it's always the right time to examine your business

Rural life can often be portrayed as the idyll, but for those who are at the mercy of summer droughts, or a savage drop in milk prices, that can be far from the truth. In fact, in many ways we share similar frustrations to our urban cousins: poor broadband speeds, a lack of housing, how to raise capital for new investment.

This issue has a look at some of these concerns, and also at the work of the charity Countryside Learning that helps to spread an understanding of life in the countryside, for which we have been actively fundraising for. If you have any questions raised by this publication, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

 

 
 

Key contacts

Philip Gready

Philip Gready

Executive Director
Rural, Energy & Projects Division

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 3107 5470

+44 (0) 20 3107 5470

 
 

In post-subsidy environment, renewable energy businesses have to adapt
20 March 2017

Speaking at the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters & Valuers Association Conference held in Dunblane on 15th March, Nick Green, Savills Head of Energy in Scotland said: “The Scottish Government is currently consulting on the direction of travel of the energy industry in the UK.  The consultation documents set a challenge of 50% energy consumption from renewables by 2030, and includes a focus on onshore wind, fracking and energy efficiency.  The consultation document restates a number of policy objectives, gauges performance against that of the UK Government as well as setting a number of new policy objectives."

Farm machinery auction to be held in Newark
20 March 2017

Savills Lincoln is to hold a farm machinery dispersal auction this Friday (24th March) at Whip Ridding Farm in Kirklington, Newark. The sale, which is being held on the instruction of M E Twidale & Sons, will include more than 80 well maintained lots.