Countryside Stewardship Released

Changes To Countryside Stewardship Released

Rostons are aware of potential changes to Countryside Stewardship Applications and Grants. The proposed changes include the very popular standalone water capital items grant being removed from Countryside Stewardship and merged with the Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant to form a new Capital Scheme, further details of which include timescales for applications are yet to be … Read more

Agricultural Bill

Agricultural Bill Becomes Law

The Landmark Agricultural Bill was passed into UK Law on 11th November 2020. This Act details what is to happen over the next 7 years with the “Agricultural Transition” period of 2021/2027 with the phasing out of the Basic Payment Scheme, delinking of direct payments and the introduction of the new Environmental Land Management Scheme … Read more


Awel Y Mor Route Options Published

As progress with the Awel Y Mor offshore windfarm project continues, three possible landfall and onshore cable routes have been identified by the developer, RWE. The West and Centre routes hit the coastline in Abergele while the East route comes onshore to the East of Rhyl, all routes lead to the National Grid sub-station at … Read more

Basic Payment Scheme

English Basic Payment Rates Set For 2020

The RPA has published the Basic Payment Scheme entitlement values and greening rates for 2020. Carys Studley, of Rostons Land and Property experts, comments that “the BPS exchange rate for 2020 will be the same as in 2019 at €1 = £0.89” The rates that have been set for payments are as follows: Entitlement Type … Read more


Awel Y Mor Virtual Consultation

As progress with the Awel Y Mor offshore windfarm project continues, the developer RWE and their agents, Dalcour Maclaren will be hosting a series of Public Engagement Days. These will be virtual exhibitions available live on the project website: between the 3rd and 30th November, you will be able to meet the team behind … Read more

Dispersal sales 

Cheshire Farm Dispersal Sales

Rostons are delighted to announce plans for two Farm Dispersal Sales during November, providing Covid-19 rules permit. The dates are as follows: Saturday 7th November in the Warmingham area at 10:30 am Saturday 14th November in the Norley area at 10:30 am Andrew Wallace of Rostons advises “To have two Farm Dispersal Sales is extremely … Read more

HS2 Update

HS2 Phase 2B Western Leg Design Refinement And Safeguarding

Today, 7th October 2020, HS2 has published further plans which include a consultation and extensions to the current safeguarding areas. In brief, there is a consultation as follows: The addition of Crewe Northern Connection and changes to the design of Crewe North Rolling Stock Depot Changes to the design of Manchester Airport High Speed Station … Read more

Alice Kearns

Alice Kearns Joins Rostons

Tony Rimmer of Rostons is pleased to welcome Alice Kearns to the Rostons team as a Graduate Surveyor, as of the 7th September. Alice has just completed a Masters in Rural Estate and Land Management from Harper Adams University, with her Undergraduate Degree being in Agriculture. Alice has grown up and lives in rural Cheshire, … Read more