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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

What do first time buyers need to know?

Posted: July 13, 2020 by Karen Kipling
For first time buyers the prospect of buying a house is exciting and nerve wracking. It’s a time of discovery, and it helps to go into the process with some knowledge up your sleeve. Whilst some things may be obvious, other elements of buying a property may be less clear. In this first time buyers ... Continue Reading

ELM – The new Environmental Land Management Scheme

Posted: June 30, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM) will have two central objectives: to deliver environmental benefits and to tackle environmental challenges that are currently associated with agriculture. Alongside this, DEFRA have some operational goals, including: the scheme should be less prescriptive, have a straightforward application process, deliver attractive payments, be supported by good advice and ... Continue Reading

Georgina Watson joins our Easingwold team

Posted: June 15, 2020 by Karen Kipling
Land Agent, Georgina Watson has joined GSC Grays at their Easingwold office. This appointment marks the next step for the relatively new Land Management Team at Easingwold which merged with their farm business consultancy department in January. Georgina, who comes from a farming family, has worked in East Yorkshire for several years, advising and supporting ... Continue Reading