Ordnance Survey have undertaken some fascinating analysis of data recorded on their online mapping and App system, OS Maps, and featured alongside Brexit on the front of today's Times. The most popular place for App walkers to start a walk is Edale in the Peak District, but the busiest thoroughfare is the top of Snowdon … Continue reading Our most popular OS Grid Squares: where to spend NELMS?
The Agriculture Bill is very important draft legislation. We might expect it to define agriculture itself with a new definition fit for the 21st century and our post-Brexit future. But the closest it seems to get is clause 13 which tells us that 'agriculture includes any growing of plants, and any keeping of creatures, for … Continue reading What is Agriculture in 2018
These slides provide an update on the survey I have been undertaking for my RAU 100 Club/RICS (Royal Agricultural University/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Fellowship on the topic of strategy in rural estate management. The 151 respondents to date have been involved in the management of at least 1.973 million acres in the last year, and … Continue reading Strategy and the land manager
Please can I invite readers to complete a short survey for me, particularly if you are involved in land or estate management on any scale. There are seven questions, and it should take no more than a few minutes to complete. This link will take you to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RKDDXRZ The results of the survey … Continue reading Estate Management Strategy: a survey
The Court of Appeal's judgment in Drake and another v Fripp  EWCA Civ 1279 deals with a boundary dispute. Did the boundary follow a Cornish Hedge, or a nearby Post and Wire Fence? They were four to five metres apart, and the area between the two amounted to 1.5 acres or thereabouts. The case … Continue reading Cornish Hedges, Post and Wire Fences and Boundary Problems