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GSC Grays heralds new decade with suite of new employees

Posted: January 17, 2020 by Karen Kipling
We have welcomed the new year with four new starters across our property and marketing teams. Caroline Ridley-Marriott joins as Head of Residential Lettings to drive a core part of the business forward in the next 12 months. Caroline was previously the Residential Lettings Manager for a national agency in Darlington and has over 20 ... Continue Reading

Claiming BPS 2020 and greening payments in extreme weather

Posted: January 14, 2020 by Karen Kipling
In light of the severe weather and flooding and in response to the subsequent difficulties that farmers are facing, the Rural Payments Agency has published additional information about claiming BPS 2020 and greener payments. The paper includes details on: The eligibility for 2020 BPS and greening payments Exemptions from the crop diversification requirement for 2020 ... Continue Reading

Area based subsidies remain

Posted: January 2, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The treasury has confirmed that there will be no cuts to the area based subsidies this year. This means that £2.8 billion will be paid in 2020 with the exact hectare rate to be agreed by DEFRA and the devolved administration later in the year. Please contact our GSC Grays Rural Team if you need ... Continue Reading

Election result is the start for work to be done

Posted: December 13, 2019 by Karen Kipling
John Coleman, Director of our Country House and Farms Agency comments on the effect the election result will have on his area of business. “The 2019 farmland market was defined by the lack of the supply caused, in the main, by the uncertainty over Brexit. The decisive nature of the result last night should now ... Continue Reading

What last night’s election result could mean for our clients.

Posted: by Karen Kipling
Following the election of a Conservative government with a surprisingly large majority and Boris Johnson’s pledge this morning not to let down those whose trust his Government has won over, there is an opportunity for his promised investment in towns; infrastructure and energy efficiency to be reflected in the north.  Our director Calum Gillhespy considers a ... Continue Reading

Telecoms Operators Fail to Renew Mast Agreement Using The Code

Posted: November 21, 2019 by Karen Kipling
On 8th November 2019, a decision was made in case of CTIL v Ashloch Limited and AP Wireless II (UK) Limited UKUT 0338 (LC) which looked at the extent of an operator’s powers to impose agreements under the New Code where they already occupy a mast on site. CTIL sought to use their powers ... Continue Reading

Huge solar farm could power Northallerton twice over

Posted: November 20, 2019 by Karen Kipling
Planning permission has been granted for one of the largest solar farm constructions in the Yorkshire region which could power up to 15,000 homes, thanks to the work of rural surveyors GSC Grays. South Lowfield solar farm in Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire, will see 200 acres of farmland converted to solar energy production and plug ... Continue Reading

Uncovering the wonder of a woodland investment

Posted: November 13, 2019 by Karen Kipling
In all the media coverage about the climate emergency there is a consistent message about the importance of planting trees, preserving woodland and keeping our existing forests healthy. One way to contribute to this goal is by investing in woodland. Interest in forestry and the preservation of woodlands is continuing to grow. In Scotland, for ... Continue Reading

BPS 2019 exchange rate set

Posted: October 1, 2019 by Karen Kipling
The euro exchange rate for calculating the BPS 2019 payments was set yesterday (30 September) and will be €1 = £0.89092. The previous year’s exchange rates for BPS were: BPS 2018: €1 = £0.89281 BPS 2017: €1 = £0.89470. The rate is an average of the European Central Bank exchange rates that were set in ... Continue Reading

DEFRA announce a £2 million flood fund for farmers

Posted: September 20, 2019 by Karen Kipling
The Farming Recovery Fund has opened today, offering grants of between £500 and £25,000 to meet the costs of a number of repairs required after the summer floods. The grants are for farmers in North Yorkshire or Wainfleet, Lincolnshire and cover a range of restoration work and repairs that are a result of uninsurable damage. ... Continue Reading