Planning Case Study – Modernising a Beef Cattle Operation

Samuel & Son has acted for a client on the Pevensey Levels since the firm was established in 2005. Over the last 7 years Dan Page of Samuel & Son has assisted our client in re-locating the livestock operation away from the traditional farm buildings complex to a purpose built designated livestock handling unit nearby, transforming the cattle handling and housing system.

Pevensey Farm PhotosPLANNING CASE STUDY

MODERNISING A BEEF OPERATION

ORGANIC GRASSLAND FARM ON THE PEVENSEY LEVELS
Samuel & Son has acted for a client on the Pevensey Levels since the firm was established in 2005.  The farm business operates over 750 acres in an environmentally sensitive and important area, some of it designated an SSSI, and is fully organic with environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation at the core of the enterprise.  The farm runs a flock of 1000 organic Romney breeding ewes and a Simmental and Sussex beef enterprise.

When Dan Page of Samuel & Son first started working for our client, the farm buildings complex were made up of a range of traditional flint and cobble buildings, some dating back to the 18th Century.  These buildings were proving to be too specialist and were not obviously designed for the purposes of a modern livestock farming enterprise.

Over the last 7 years Dan has assisted our client in re-locating the livestock operation away from the traditional farm buildings complex to a purpose built designated livestock handling unit nearby.  He has successfully obtained planning consent for a large 120’ x 75’ cattle housing building; a 100’ x 60’ designated farmyard manure pad and, more recently, a second 120’ x 40’ general purpose and livestock building.

In addition, Dan obtained consent for a 11½ metre high wind pump situated within the heart of the Pevensey Levels to assist in water transfer from the Wallers Haven into our client’s ditch network.  Since its installment, the wind pump has been working constantly with excellent results.

“We are very grateful to have had Dan on board” comments our client “and he has managed to maintain his 100% strike record on all of our applications submitted to date.  The livestock building and its various additions have revolutionised our cattle handling and housing operation and we have since been able to expand our herd and beef business considerably.  If anyone does have any planning query whatsoever, I fully recommend they get in contact with Dan.”

Samuel & Son have been delighted to see the benefits of these developments, both financially in the operating of the business and in terms of environmental improvement.

If you are in a similar situation and require any assistance with rural planning, such as new farm buildings, please do feel free to call Dan Page for an informal discussion about your situation and to see whether Samuel & Son can help you.

Tel: 01435 864020
Email: dan@samuelandson.co.uk