Farmers urged to protect their land as lockdown 2.0 sees rise in trespassers

Authored by Mary

Farmers and landowners are being advised to protect themselves from unwanted public rights of way being created, as lockdown 2.0 has again seen an increasing number of walkers in the countryside.

Leading property consultancy Fisher German, which has an office in Exeter, is urging landowners in the South West to protect their interests as the boom in walking during another lockdown...

Bruton Knowles Plymouth Office Latest Deals Done

Authored by Kathryn Webster

Bruton Knowles Plymouth based property consultancy continues to secure new deals and instructions across the local area. The sales/lettings cover both the commercial and industrial sectors, showcasing the team’s range of expertise and skill sets.

Highlighting the demand for ‘smaller’ industrial units within the area, Bruton Knowles has recently let units 1D and 1E at Riverside...

More clarity needed for rural markets post-Brexit

Authored by News Desk

Transaction based price index slips for a third successive report Headline demand continues to decline but conditions vary depending on land quality Twelve-month price expectations still negative but only modestly in the South West.

Subdued demand for farmland coupled with falling land prices and a lack of new supply across the rural sector sees calls for more post-Brexit clarity from...

Double for your money

Authored by JamesT

Investors are expected to show keen interest at auction for a detached two-flat opportunity near Plymouth University. Located in Wyndham Street East, it has a freehold guide price of £150,000 to £165,000 and is among the West Country lots listed for sale by the regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson in July. Katie Semmens, Senior Auction Valuer, said: “With its ‘Grade A’ location,...

Rural estates hold the key to thousands of affordable homes, says RICS

Authored by Mary

Landowners behind England’s 5,000 largest rural estates should be called upon to release land for affordable housing, according to The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The RICS Rural Policy Paper, published today, sets out a number of recommendations as to how central and local Government could better manage rural land and support countryside communities, including...

Land prices continue to rise in SW

Authored by Mary

Farmland demand continued to outpace supply in the final six months of 2014, with land prices in the South West rising again to reach £8,438* per acre, according to the latest RICS/RAU Rural Land Market Survey H2 2014.

Arable land in the South West is currently more attractive than pasture, with the price of arable land hitting £9,250* per acre, with pasture at £7,625*.


Sale of development site secures jobs

Authored by Mary

Plymouth City Council has sold a five acre plot of land at Plymouth International Medical and Technology Park to HellermannTyton, securing existing jobs and the company’s future in Plymouth.

HellermannTyton is one of the leading suppliers of products for fastening, fixing and protecting cables, and has been operating a manufacturing site from their current location at Plymouth’s...

Community buildings and land acquisition plans drawn up

Authored by JamesM

Guidelines which will help the Council put control of buildings and land into the hands of local communities have been drawn up.

Plymouth is setting out how its co-operative values can be spread throughout the community by encouraging groups or organisations to acquire Council-owned buildings under a community asset transfer. Enabling local people and community groups to have greater...