Your farm buildings are an asset which can provide you with an alternative income which will benefit your business and your capital value.
Most Local Authorities have planning policies which now positively encourage the redevelopment of redundant farm buildings, usually for employment uses, but, in some circumstances, for residential development. In addition, the Government have recently been providing grants for planning appraisals to be carried out.
Despite the many changes we have witnessed over recent years, the British countryside still exists and requires ever more careful management. The emphasis of rural land management is shifting, with greater emphasis being placed on conservation and the integration of farming with environmentally friendly systems. Symonds & Sampson LLP believe that a strong agricultural industry remains the keystone to both a prosperous and vibrant countryside, and we are here to provide knowledge and expertise on a wide range of matters that will be of immense importance.
I wanted to thank you very much for all your guidance and help you have given us in getting the approval for the new dwelling on the farm. It is very good news. Your help and input has been the key factor to us getting planning permission.
We have enjoyed a successful working relationship with Symonds and Sampson stretching over some 20 years in both acquiring development sites and the successful marketing of our completed homes. Working across different departments and offices, we have always found everyone to highly supportive, experienced professionals with exceptional knowledge of the industry. We very much look forward to continuing our partnership and hope to be working on many more projects together in the future.
We found Symonds and Sampson refreshing to deal with, agents we could actually talk to. They took their time to fully understand the market and we used them across many of our storage locations in Somerset. They were professional and knew their industry as well as the whole valuation process. We would happily use them again and recommend them.