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November 2011 - Farming Seminars

25 November 2011


Nearly 150 farmers, clients of Lister Haigh Chartered Surveyors and Land Agents and The Barker Partnership Chartered Accountants recently attended one of two seminars to hear of the proposed changes to the Single Farm Payment Scheme and related tax implications.

Catherine Johnston, Andrew Hardcastle and Amy Crabtree of Lister Haigh outlined details of the likely changes and Charles Gill of The Barker Partnership talked of the inter-action between the single farm payment scheme and income and capital taxes, and the need for Land Agents, Solicitors and Accountants to work together on behalf of their agricultural clients to maximise benefits.

The second half of the seminars was devoted to rural development and diversification and green energy issues. Again the tax implications of these in relation to farming were explored , as were topical tax issues such as capital allowances, tax enquiries and tax credits.

The level of interest was such that further seminars are planned for 2012 as the new CAP Reform proposals develop further.

If you are interested in attending please contact Charles Gill on 01765 603501 or Andrew Hardcastle on 01423 860322.


The Barker Partnership Chartered Accountants have offices in Leyburn, Thirsk, Ripon, Pateley Bridge and Harrogate and specialise in providing advisory services to the farming and rural business community.

Lister Haigh with offices in Boroughbridge, Harrogate and Knaresborough give specialist property advice to the agricultural sector.

Andrew Hardcastle 01423 860322

September 2011 -Nidderdale Show

09 September 2011

The Annual Nidderdale Show, held on Monday 19th September in the picturesque surrounds of Bewerley Park, Pateley Bridge, is one of the county's foremost agricultural shows. It regularly attracts crowds of 20,000 and traditionally marks the end of the agricultural show season.

Why not come and join us for a chat and a drink?

August 2011 - Appointment of New Directors

11 August 2011

The directors of Lister Haigh (Knaresborough) Limited are pleased to announce that Giles Chaplin BSc (Hons) MRICS and Andrew Hardcastle BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV have been appointed as directors of the company.

John Haigh, Managing Director, is delighted to welcome Giles & Andrew on board.

Giles Chaplin joined the company in 2001 and heads the Planning & Development department which provides specialist planning advice ensuring the use and value of property is maximised. Whether it be a house extension, a barn conversion, new commercial premises or promotion of land through the Local Development Framework, Lister Haigh offer a full planning and development service for all types of property including Residential, Agricultural, Commercial & Development. We can offer a comprehensive service to private individuals, companies and institutions in a complex and ever-changing planning system.

Andrew Hardcastle joined the company in 2007 after undertaking a year's placement during 2006. He is from a local farming family and has a wealth of experience from working on farms across the country. Andrew is principally involved with heading up the Agricultural Sales Team and is a key member in providing agricultural consultancy advice to farmers and dealing with compensation claims across the region. Andrew specialises in providing advice on Farms, Smallholdings, Agricultural Land & Buildings and Rural Properties.

If you would like advice on Planning & Development matters contact Giles or for Agricultural Consultancy or if you are thinking of selling your rural property then please contact Andrew at our Knaresborough office on 01423 860322 or explore further on this website.

July 2011 - Great Yorkshire Show

06 July 2011

The Great Yorkshire Show is the country's leading agricultural event. Held in Harrogate from Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 July 2011 over 125,000 visitors will enjoy this celebration of agriculture and country life.

Why not come and join us for a chat and a drink? We can be found at stand no 229.

January 2011 - High Speed Rail Link - Update

25 January 2011

On 20th December 2010 the Transport Secretary Philip Hammond gave his latest announcement to the Commons on the proposed High Speed Rail (HS2) between London and Birmingham. He confirmed the government broadly agreed with the chosen HS2 rail route but said 50% of the route published in March had been amended. He further said there would be compensation for those whose homes will be destroyed to create the line and also for those whose homes were set to lose value.

The Department for Transport have published detailed maps of the preferred route and HS2 Ltd’s reports, these can be found at:

At present the Government operates the Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS) for property owners affected by the possible HS2 rail line between London and Birmingham. The scheme is designed to provide assistance for those property owners who are most severely and immediately affected by the preferred route option and who need to sell their property. It is essential for those who have a valid Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS) claim to finalise those claims and have them submitted as once the route is safeguarded, the EHS will close.

If you own a property near to the preferred route and are concerned that the latest route may impact your property, then for professional advice please contact our Knaresborough Office on 01423 860322

January 2011 - Commercial Property Update

25 January 2011

Commercial Property Opportunity

Thinking of relocating your business or expanding your facilities?

We have a range of versatile buildings available for commercial uses, B1 (Business) and B8 (Storage & Distribution) at Woodlands Farm, Kirk Deighton, Wetherby.

Woodlands Farm is set in a rural location off the B6164 on the north side of the village of Kirk Deighton. Kirk Deighton is located approximately 1.5 miles from Wetherby Town Centre and the location also has the benefit of being approximately 1.25 miles from Junction 46 of the A1 (M). The A1 (M) provides excellent road links to Leeds and further afield. In addition there is Harrogate 7.5 miles and York 21 miles.

Please clink on the follwong link to see the range of property available.

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