Basic Payment Scheme - Greening scrapped for 2021

The Government announced on Monday 27th July that the Greening requirements for the Basic Payment Scheme will be removed for 2021 and beyond.This means that not only is there no “Three crop rule” (which…

AONB Area Extended

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Government has extended an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB, which has included land to the north of the Stour Estuary as well…

COVID 19

Due to the ever escalating coronavirus outbreak and advice from national government, Brooks Leney has taken the decision that all staff will work from home. The health and wellbeing of our staff and our clients…

David Brooks elected National President of CAAV

David Brooks, founding Partner in Brooks Leney has been elected National President of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).CAAV members practise throughout England, Wales and Scotland, providing…

Cross Compliance & Greening Reminders

In line with the rules for BPS compliance, hedges may be cut or trimmed from the 1st September. If your land is currently part of a Countryside Stewardship (CS) or Entry Level Stewardship agreement, it is advised…

Energy Projects Update

The Brooks Leney team continue to be involved with a diverse range of energy projects for landowner and farmer clients.In recent weeks the team have been working on a number of projects including 50MW battery…

Agricultural Bill

Although the Agricultural Bill continues to progress through the consultation process, prior to its 3rd reading, we were encouraged to note that Parliament has recently issued some Notices of Amendment to the Bill. …

Business Rates on Roof Mounted PV

Brooks Leney have been involved in a number of cases of the District Valuer pursuing business rates on solar panels mounted on agricultural buildings.Initially it was a grey area as to whether these panels were…