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Mark Carlisle

Countryside Stewardship (England) Regulations published

Posted by Mark Carlisle on January 24th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

The government published the Countryside Stewardship (England) Regulations (SI 2020/41) on 22 January 2020. The Regulations allow the Countryside Stewardship grant scheme to open for applications in February 2020.

The scheme will provide funding for farmers, woodland owners, foresters and land managers to make environmental improvements through activities such as:

  • Conserving and...

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Mark Carlisle

Government provides update on Ash Archive initiative

Posted by Mark Carlisle on January 24th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 17 January 2020, the government provided an update on its Ash Archive initiative. The initiative, which was aimed at maintaining and restoring ash in the British landscape following the Ash dieback disease outbreak, has successfully planted 3,000 trees in Hampshire. The initiative will continue to monitor the tolerance to...

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Mark Carlisle

Government scheme funds village halls in England

Posted by Mark Carlisle on January 24th 2020 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 20 January 2020, the government has funded £1.2 million to village halls in England for these communities to make refurbishments. The fund recognises the importance of village halls and the scheme will allow village halls to continue to effectively play a role in rural communities.

Village hall committees can apply...

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Richard Glanville

Environment Agency deadline to upgrade or replace existing septic tanks that discharge to surface waters in England

Posted by Richard Glanville on October 28th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

Septic tanks that discharge to surface waters in England should be upgraded or replaced by 1 January 2020.

The Environment Agency (EA) state that options for upgrading or replacing include:

  • Connection to mains sewer (where available).
  • Installation of a drainage field to discharge to ground instead.
  • Replacing the septic tank with a small sewage...

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Mark Carlisle

Natural England licenses 11 new badger control areas in 2019

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 30th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Natural England has licensed and authorised 11 new badger control areas to begin operations within High Risk and Edge areas of England from autumn 2019. It has also authorised the licence holders to resume operations in 29 existing badger control areas in 2019.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

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Mark Carlisle

The Shute Festival 2019

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 25th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Beviss & Beckingsale are delighted to support the Shute Festival which was established in 2016 to bring inspirational speakers to this beautiful part of East Devon.  In addition to talks, visitors have also enjoyed film showings and music events, as well as food cooked by local chefs served in the village school.

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