Countryside Stewardship Scheme open for applications
The Countryside Stewardship Scheme opened for applications this week. If you are interested in applying, perhaps with a view to replacing the shortfall in BPS income that starts to take effect this year, then please get in touch with a member of the rural team who will be happy to advise.
As an aside, we should also confirm that the Entitlement transfer functionality is now available online. If you require any help buying or selling Entitlements, please get in touch.
The following link will take you to an overview of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
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Alan is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), a RICS Registered Valuer and a fellow of the Central Agricultural Association of Valuers (CAAV).
From a farming family in East Kent, Alan joined Lambert & Foster in 1986. He leads the Farm Agency and Auction teams as well as undertaking specialist rural valuations for lending, tax and litigation purposes. Outside of work Alan maintains his farming interests and is a keen sports fan.
BA (Hons) MSc MRICS FAAV
Jon hails from a family with close connections to the farming community in Kent. After 10 years working in London he returned to his roots by joining Lambert & Foster in 2014, having completed a Masters in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University. By 2017 he had qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and as a Registered Valuer. Jon now advises clients on a broad range of professional matters, including Valuation, Estate Management, the Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Stewardship Schemes, Rural Grants and Compulsory Purchase and Compensation. Outside of work Jon is kept busy with two young daughters but can be found on the hockey or cricket field when time allows!
Katie joined Lambert & Foster in 2010 after completing a Masters in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) a RICS Registered Valuer and a fellow of the Central Agricultural Association of Valuers (CAAV). Katie specialises in rural planning and valuations, carrying out work for Secured Lending, Tax and Planning purposes.
Katie lives on her family farm in East Kent where they farm a mix of arable, sheep and beef with a pedigree Sussex herd. Outside of work Katie is a keen tennis player and enjoys outdoor pursuits.
BSc (Hons) MRICS MBIAC AssocRTPI
Tom joined Lambert & Foster in 2013. He is Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a full member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) and an Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). As a highly organised and meticulous consultant he prides himself in dealing with contentious planning cases. Tom also sits on the National Fruit Show General Committee.
Outside of work Tom plays hockey and cricket when he can escape from his three daughters and wife! He also enjoys being outdoors, learning about trees and walking and working his spaniels.
BSc (Hons) PGDipSurv MRICS FAAV MBIAC
Dan grew up and worked on his family beef and lamb farm in West Kent before completing his undergraduate Geography degree at the University of Bristol in 2006. Having worked for 13 years at a Sussex based Chartered Surveying Firm, Dan moved to Lambert & Foster in 2020. Dan qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2010 and as a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2011. Having advised clients on a range of rural professional and agency matters, Dan now tends to specialise in rural and agricultural planning, as well as valuation, utility and compensation work. Dan is also an RICS Registered Valuer and a member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC).
Outside of work, Dan has a young family which keep him rather busy, but when time allows, Dan is a keen cyclist and runner and likes nothing more than a cycle tour of a European mountain range, or more closer to home, taking the kids on a few laps of Bedgebury Forest!
Farms & Land
MSc BA(Hons) MRICS
Will joined Lambert & Foster in 2020 and works in the Rural Agency and Professional Team, specialising in farm and land sales and rural professional work. Will is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with a strong background in farm and land sales throughout Kent and Sussex.
Will also has long-standing expertise in viticulture, advising new and existing vineyard operators and landowners on site selection and land acquisition. In addition, he has experience acting as a buying agent for institutional and private buyers of farmland across the south east.