Splitting a 90 acre field into 45 x 2 acre fields

curlietailz

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Sedgefield
Just pondering
I have a 90 acre field on the Urban Fringe
( if planning isn’t favourable for more lucrative uses)
What would stop me splitting into 45 x 2 acre fields and selling each one individually

there seems loads of new people on here wanting to buy an acre or two for the Good Life.
say £40k per 2 acre plot
Sell/transfer all on the same day to avoid being stuck with a few
??
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Nothing stopping you. Issue would be access unless all "plots" adjoin a road. You can add a clawback in perpetuity now for anything other than amenity / leisure use. Maybe use your pd to put access road in first.
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
A bit optimistic in finding 45 buyers to transfer all on the same day, especially given how many solicitors you would be dealing with.

Other than that I think access and services would be the biggest issue
 

curlietailz

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Sedgefield
Nothing stopping you. Issue would be access unless all "plots" adjoin a road. You can add a clawback in perpetuity now for anything other than amenity / leisure use. Maybe use your pd to put access road in first.

Roads on two sides. Existing 4 gateways into the field as it was about 7-8 fields years ago
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
stick a few tracks in divide it into grids each plot comes with equal share of rites to the track and the upkeep sounds a good idea I’d reckon the smaller the plot the easier it would sell but obviously would be more paperwork involved the more sales
 

Nearly

Member
Location
North of York
No need to sell all on same day. Sell 5 a year and latter ones will sell for even more as the neighbours have already built their shanty town and set the tone locally or be ready to buy another, adjoining patch.
 

4course

Member
Location
north yorks
I’d want shut off it sold be forever dealing with disputes and the like having 45 towny tenants
no need to sell just lease /rent the bit between them and you to create an allottment barrier, .Every 1/4 acre plot £20plus/wk on say 15 acre , thick end of £1000 week , less cost ,the govt doesnt seem to want farmers producing food so go with the flow, Think of setting the scheme up like the static holiday camp industry does
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
I can see there would be more money in it but if it was me I’d just sell it and let them get on with it can’t think of much worse than 45 plus tenants squabbling over who’s plants grown over who’s fence etc
 

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
Quite a few folks selling fields in this manner now.
Often see plots for sale, haven't actually taken any notice of values though.
But must be a fair uplift on ag prices.
 

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office

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There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...
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