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Regenerative Agriculture

Posted: December 3, 2020 by Karen Kipling
World soil day is a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate the sustainable management of soil resources. Soil health is also the cornerstone of regenerative agriculture, where the aim is not just to sustain soil resources, but to enhance and increase them. You may have heard terms such ... Continue Reading

Our First Changing Landscape Podcast!

Posted: November 18, 2020 by Karen Kipling
We are excited to share with you the first episode of our Changing Landscape podcasts. For our first episode, “Figuring Things Out”, Holly Story and James Severn have spoken to Oliver McEntyre, National Agricultural Strategy director for Barclays UK, about business reviews, budgeting, and what a bank manager looks for in your business plan. If ... Continue Reading

The New Electronic Communications Code – what have we learned?

Posted: October 27, 2020 by Karen Kipling
It is approaching almost three years since the new Electronic Communications Code was introduced and, whilst the waters are still fairly murky, a number of tribunal cases have started to give us a glimpse at what the world looks like for land and property owners under the New Code. Why was the new Code introduced? ... Continue Reading

Water management – an uphill struggle?

Posted: September 2, 2020 by Karen Kipling
“A healthy water environment is essential for people, nature, farming and industry” (DEFRA policy paper, August 2020)– we all know the importance of water to farming and in our daily lives, and in recent years water management has been a significant challenge for many rural businesses. Successful harvests, lambing seasons or grouse numbers can all ... Continue Reading

Environment Bill will set out ambitious targets for air quality

Posted: August 26, 2020 by Karen Kipling
DEFRA have published plans to make the Environment Bill “the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on earth” by setting legally-binding targets across 4 priority areas: Air Quality, Water, Biodiversity, and Resource Efficiency and Waste Reduction. The details of the targets are yet to be confirmed, but the policy paper gives us a clear ... Continue Reading

DEFRA reveals plans to develop legally binding targets as part of world-leading Environment Bill

Posted: August 25, 2020 by Karen Kipling
DEFRA have this week published plans to develop a set of long term, legally binding targets for environmental improvement, as part of what it has dubbed “the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on earth”. The targets, which will be introduced as part of the new Environment Bill, will allow current and successive governments ... Continue Reading

Would you like to join our Easingwold team?

Posted: August 18, 2020 by Karen Kipling
We are looking to recruit a secretary to join the existing team at our Easingwold office. At GSC Grays we deliver regional coverage across the North of England, with the benefit of in-depth local knowledge. Having expert boots on the ground enables us to deliver a first class service across all sectors. We build long ... Continue Reading

Planning success achieved through team work despite the lockdown!

Posted: August 5, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The recent challenges brought about by Covid-19 will no doubt have deterred many considering applying for planning permission. However, here at GSC Grays, our Planning and Development team, who are dedicated to making the process of achieving planning permission as simple and stress free as possible, have achieved some excellent results for clients during lockdown! ... Continue Reading

Government to cut administrative burden for farmers

Posted: July 29, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The Government announced yesterday that farmers in England are set to benefit from a reduced administrative burden from 2021, with plans to end the need to comply with the EU-delivered greening requirements and begin the move towards the new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMS), with the intention of delivering greater benefits for the environment. Ali ... Continue Reading

Five questions first time buyers must ask

Posted: July 20, 2020 by Karen Kipling
For first time buyers, stepping on to the property ladder can be daunting and overwhelming. During the process it’s easy to forget to ask important questions or even to know which questions to ask. Here at GSC Grays we’ve got you covered. Our experts have put together five questions every first time buyer must ask! ... Continue Reading