A Brave New World, British Farming Post Brexit | Rural Outlook 2017

Since the starting gun was fired at the result of the Brexit referendum, there has been – and continues to be – a huge debate about the nature and scope of future UK agricultural policy once we are out of the European Union.

Compulsory purchase and the changing face of infrastructure projects | Rural Outlook 2017

We can see that the Government is putting its money where its mouth is by simply looking at a few of the most recent infrastructure schemes that are being promoted
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The power market taking a view on energy | Rural Outlook 2017

Bidwells has been a key facilitator in renewable energy projects for over two decades, working for landowners and developers across the UK on projects from the Cambridge Fens to the Shetland Isles.

Land deals in the shadow of Brexit, current market values and drivers | Rural Outlook 2017

The past eighteen months have been a period of adjustment in the rural land market. 2016 was a year of relatively restricted supply, suppressed commodity prices and (therefore) a cooling in the fervour of aggressively acquisitive buyers.

Land reform in Scotland, the story continues | Rural Outlook 2017

After many months of consultation, the controversial Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 received Royal Assent in March 2016.
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The impact of climate uncertainty on flood risk assessment | Rural Outlook 2017

The challenges surrounding flood risk have never been greater. We need to find a way to balance the growing frequency and severity of floods, predicted as a result of climate change, with the ever-increasing demand for new houses, offices and commercial premises.
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Planning for Housing Need in Essex – 2017 and beyond

Now that all 14 of the Essex LPAs have published evidence on housing needs that they consider to be in line with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, it is an appropriate time to consider where and how much growth May needs to be accommodated across the County, together with the factors in the recently published Housing White Paper most likely to affect Plan-making and delivery.
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Do Androids Dream of Electric… Bikes?

BLOG: Bidwells (no stranger to providing bikes for clients and staff use) asked me to review the pros and cons of comparing a normal human-powered bicycle with a “power-assisted” electric bike over one working week with a view to considering a power-assisted bicycles for the firm, if it passed the test.

Vision revealed for new state-of-the art business campus in Wantage

New computer generated images and animated fly through have been revealed for the new 220,000 sq ft development, set to double the floor area at the 32 acre Grove Business Park near Wantage.
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