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CAAV Note 220121: CCRA3 - Government Report

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On 17th January the Government published a report, Climate Change Risk Assessment 2022, summarising the findings of the Climate Change Committee's Independent Risk Assessment (CCRA3 - see our website note of 30th June 2021). The latest publication sets out some detail on current actions and plans to respond to the eight identified priority areas for action over the next two years. It also outlies the positions of the devolved administrations. This note looks at some of the detail of the...

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CAAV Note 220121: GE Regulations

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On 20th January, the Government announced that it will introduce legislation relaxing the rules for the genetic engineering (GE) of plants. The announcement comes following a related consultation and response published last year – for more information see our note of 29th September 2021 – as well as a report on the issue by Government’s independent regulation advisory group, the Regulatory Horizons Council – see our note of 8th September 2021. This note provides more detail on the...

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#33 - Approaches to Valuing an Agricultural Tenancy

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While there is no marketplace for agricultural tenancies, they can still have a significant value to be assessed for compulsory purchase, taxation, and other instances. In this episode, Jeremy Moody reviews the principles of valuing an agricultural tenancy and outlines the two main approaches to valuation – the Profit Rent method and the Special Purchaser basis. He also refers to the statutory framework in Scotland for Relinquishment and Assignation.

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CAAV Note 221019: England - Farming Transformation Fund

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DEFRA has now opened the second phase of its Farming Transformation Fund, with the theme, Improving Farm Productivity, with additional information in the Manual published by DEFRA in December. This note sets out the detail of the scheme.

The Farmers Weekly Podcast: Jeremy Clarkson’s planning problem

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Jeremy Moody was invited to take part in Episode 89 of the Farmers Weekly Podcast, where he discussed the ins and outs of the planning system after celebrity farmer Jeremy Clarkson had his planning permission refused for a new farm cafe. His piece is from 33 minutes onwards.

Farming in a Protected Landscape: Rolling Applications

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DEFRA has announced that, following feedback during the early rounds, the Farming in a Protected Landscape Programme will now have rolling application window. This will allow applications to be submitted up until the programme closes in 2024. For more on the aims of the programme, and the funding available, see our website note of 25th June 2021....

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CAAV Note 220117: Scotland - AECS 2022

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The application window for the next round of the Scottish Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) is due to open on 24th of January. This note looks at what has been announced for the 2022 scheme year so far.

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CAAV Note 220117: Oak Processionary Moth Controls

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On 14th January, new measures and support were announced to help address the spread of the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) from the Greater London area. This note reviews the background to the issue, and the measures and support being put into place.

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CAAV Note 220117: BNG Measurement - Consolidated Guidance

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This paper consolidates the series of webnotes that we published at the end of last year on the measurement of biodiversity for the purposes of Biodiversity Net Gain using the statutory calculator prepared by Natural England: the Biodiversity Metric 3.0.

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CAAV Note 220117: England - Protected Landscapes - Govt Response to Glover Report

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The Government has now published its Response to the 2019 Glover Report reviewing policies and issues for National Parks (with the Norfolk Broads) and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (now “protected landscapes”) in England. This note provides an overview of the response. In conjunction with the response and Government proposals, a consultation has been opened inviting views on the implementation of the review....

Jeremy's Blog 14th January 2022: Mast Rents and Premiums

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 13th January 2022. A court has awarded a rent of £3,500 for a rural mast on the renewal of a Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 lease. This recognised the widespread use by operators of “Early Completion Incentive Payments” (ECIPs) as tantamount to premiums – the court required their disclosure. As a renewal of a lease protected by the 1954 Act to be a Code agreement, the case (Pippingford (EE Limited v Morriss [2022] EW...

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CAAV Fees Survey 2021 - Report

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The CAAV Fees Survey Report 2021 is now available. This can help inform members and others about developing fee rates and is referred to as an objective overview by members and compulsory purchase acquirers when looking at fee structures and hourly rates.

Future Farming Resilience Fund Extension

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DEFRA has announced an extension to the second round of the Future Farming Resilience Fund, which supports independent advisors in providing free business advice to farmers to help them prepare and adapt during the agricultural transition. The second round of the fund, which opened last year, was due to end in March 2022. However, it is to be extended until September 2022, when the next round of funding will become available. To access advice, farmers should contact the list of independent...

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