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The Key Three Rural Issues Covered

The Cap Reform, Renewable Energy and the Localism Act 2011 are contentious issues in the agricultural industry which are leading farmers to question the profitability and future of farming.

John Robson, Managing Director
of HH Land and Property.

John Robson

To update farmers with the latest information on these issues, Agricultural Legal specialists, TH Commercial and Chartered Surveyors, H&H Land and Property are hosting an evening seminar. The event is being held at the Westmorland Showground Conference Centre on Thursday the 21st of June from 6.30pm till 9.00pm. Presenting the latest information about the CAP Reform, Renewable Energy and the Localism Act 2011 will be some of the foremost individuals in their respective fields.

Nigel Davis partner at TH Commercial LLP will give a CAP Reform update, detailing a number of the changes to be made to the Common Agricultural Policy implemented in 2012.Nigel will be discussing what is new, what it all means, the opportunities it presents for farmers and rural enterprises and the key proposals for change that will be seen post 2013.

Nigel comments;

“Everything is yet to be finalised however Greening’ conditions; eligibility; cross-compliance; young farmers and small farmers are all issues that are being continually talked about therefore do need to be considered”.

With many years experience Alistair Fell, Energy and Renewables specialist for H&H Land and Property will take a comprehensive look at all technologies in the renewables sector and the opportunities they present, as well as touching on the difficulties and advantages of the current planning climate. He will look at government legislation being passed and how this impacts on renewables.

Neil Henderson of H&H Land and Property is a Chartered Town Planner and the focal point of his seminar will be the Localism Act 2011. In particular Neil will look at how the Act and the new National Planning Policy Framework might affect Rural Planning Issues. Designed to put power back into the hands of communities the Localism Act 2011 has heralded much debate. Neil will be discussing how this piece of legislation could impede or impact on planning permission for local developments.

John Robson Managing Director for H&H Land and Property tells us why it is important for those in the farming industry to ensure that they are aware of the many changes,

“A lot of legislation being passed at the moment is causing upset and confusion across the country. So through this event both TH Commercial and H&H Land and Property want to clarify as many misconceptions as possible and help people maximise the use of the land they have. We have tailored it to give detailed advice and updates to people with a vested interest in the future of the agricultural industry.”

Following on from the presentations there will be a question and answer session, an opportunity for attendees to voice their questions and concerns. This is a free event to attend however registration is necessary. To register your interest please contact Charlotte Raw, 01228 406260. Refreshments will be available.

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