Land Business - Autumn/Winter 2016

Q3 2016

This issue highlights some of the key areas of interest for the landowning and farming community.

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A week is a long time in politics, apparently.

Therefore, the time since June’s historic Brexit vote must be an eternity – and yet there is still uncertainty surrounding what rural Britain will look like once we leave the EU. However, what is abundantly clear is that farmers and landowners must now do some serious thinking to prepare for the challenges – and the opportunities – that will emerge. We discuss what lies ahead on page 24.

The tranquil Cotswold village of Miserden feels amillion miles away from the tumultuous world of politics. However, it too has undergone something of a revolution. Following a hugely signifi cant modernisation project, residential and business tenants now benefi t from biomass district heating, 4G mobile communications and fi bre-optic broadband, making the village an even more attractive place to live and work. On page 10, read how we worked hand in hand with the Wills family and Miserden Estate to bring this rural idyll into the 21st century.

Elsewhere in this issue, we look at the renaissance in UK forestry (page 18), which has seen excellent annual returns over the past decade. Earlier this year, Strutt &Parker joined forces with the specialist forestry consultancy John Clegg & Co. This combined expertise will enable our clients to better manage their woodland assets and unlock this increased value.

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