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Unlocking income opportunities on your farm

14th May 2020

In these times of uncertainty with the implications of Brexit, subsidy withdrawal and the yet-to-be-realised global consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, challenges within the agricultural sector seem more testing than ever. So it comes to no surprise that according to recently released DEFRA statistics, 65% of farmers have undertaken diversification in some form to generate support income.

Diversification can be a very positive transition, when approached with the right amount of research and planning, providing a multifaceted business to weather the storms.

Arcadia Planning & Development is offering an exciting new opportunity for farmers and landowners who are looking to diversify their land and business, in order to generate extra revenue on the farm.

For many, running a sustainable business means utilising assets, including existing land and buildings for alternative uses. In many cases, it is important to ensure that prior to the any financial outlay, planning permission is secured.

Planning guidance and attitudes can vary across the country, with planning policy open to interpretation and decisions influenced by local issues. Arcadia Planning & Development specialise in rural planning and have extensive experience in delivering a range of projects assisting farmers and landowners with diversification from core farming operations.

Lindsey Wright, founder of Arcadia Planning & development, says, “We understand the real heart of rural business and the issues faced when seeking permission. Our planners are able to guide you through the ever changing development world, combining knowledge and relationships to help you succeed.”

If you are a farmer or landowner and are curious to realise the potential diversification or development opportunities of your assets, or wish to have a no obligation discussion with a specialist advisor, contact Arcadia today.