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Simmons and Sons

Rural Land and Estate Management

Our Rural Land and Estate Management department ensure that traditional Estate values are maintained and Clients’ objectives are met, while ensuring that the Estate’s assets are both sympathetically utilised and maximised. We can advise on renewable energy and associated grant schemes, mineral options, development options, telecoms, compulsory purchase, acquisitions and compensation claims, commercial and amenity woodland.

Our Services

Farm and Estate Management
Landlord and Tenant Matters / Lease and Tenancy Renewals / Sale and Acquisitions / Day to Day Management of Estates including:

• All aspects of rural property
• Farm and Estate diversification
• Financial planning, benchmarking and reviews.

Rural Planning and Development
We provide planning and property consultancy to a diverse range of rural businesses across England. We are able to offer advice on and submit:

• Planning Application and Prior Notification Applications for new Agricultural Dwellings and Buildings
• Certificates of Lawfulness for Existing Use and Development
• Permitted Development Applications for Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Commercial Use or Residential Use.

Rural Grants and Basic Payments Scheme
Basic Payment & Agri-Environment Schemes / Rural Development Programme & Woodland Grant Schemes.

Our Rural team have detailed up to date knowledge of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and are able to advise Clients accordingly in their decision making and forward planning.
We are able to assist with the following:

• Registration of new businesses and completion of Basic Payment Scheme applications
• Purchase, sale and lease of Entitlements
• Transition to the post Brexit world and the proposed Environmental Land Management Scheme.