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Managing Estates & Land

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Strutt & Parker’s national land management team provides strategic business advice and practical management services to clients including private estates, local authorities, charities, institutional investors and utility companies. The priority of our team of experienced rural surveyors is to ensure that each client’s land and property is managed to meet the objectives that matter most to them.

We have a proven track record in supporting landowners to make the most of their rural assets, to fulfil both business and personal objectives. Our input will be tailored according to an individual’s requirements. It can range from strategic business advice, compulsory purchase orders, renewable energy and long-term tax planning, through to hands-on management of the whole estate, handling all the day-to-day decision making.  

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Brexit Compulsory Purchase Countryside Stewardship Diversification ELMS Employment Estate & Land Management Government Policies Grants & Subsidies Minerals & Waste Public Access Renewable Energies Scotland Succession Planning
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  • 21.12.2021
    Land and property specialists Strutt & Parker has highlighted some of the key themes likely to drive change in the rural sector in 2022 and how farmers and landowners might best respond. The rural sector is facing a period of dramatic change and Christmas and New Year is a good time to reflect on future […]
    7 mins
  • 17.12.2021
    It has been a long time coming but we are about to see whether the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme, in its various forms, has been worth the wait. Lots of people are desperate for it to be a success. Farmers want a practical scheme with clear environmental outcomes and easy-to-deal-with administration. Environmentalists see the […]
    9 mins
  • 01.12.2021
    The Greek physician Hippocrates is credited as saying that ‘Walking is man’s best medicine’. More than 2,000 years later this sentiment still rings true, with growing awareness of the benefits walking in the countryside brings to the public’s mental and physical health. A series of surveys carried out over the past 18 months have highlighted […]
    7 mins
  • 18.11.2021
    At this time of rapid change for the rural sector, it can feel very difficult to know where best to invest your time, energy and money within your business. Farmers and landowners are facing a barrage of new challenges from a variety of directions, including a changing policy framework, new environmental and property legislation, changing […]
    1 min
  • 26.10.2021
    Natural England recently announced it is working on proposals to expand the area of land in England with protected status, as well as developing activities that will help to drive nature recovery and improve people’s connection with nature. Protected status covers a range of different designations, including land within a National Park or an Area […]
    4 mins
  • 03.09.2021
    Defra has shared details of its Landscape Recovery Scheme pilot – the ‘top tier’ of the three different Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes in development. The Landscape Recovery Scheme will be available in England to support the delivery of landscape and ecosystem recovery through long-term (20 years +), land use change projects, including projects to […]
    3 mins
  • 03.08.2021
    Deene Park Estate in Northamptonshire has opened up new income streams by working with its tenants to implement a whole-estate plan for Countryside Stewardship. When one of your ancestors led the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War, it is perhaps not surprising to find the pioneering spirit still alive and well in […]
    7 mins
  • 30.07.2021
    Malton is enjoying a renaissance. The town has been positioned as a hub of artisan food production and a destination for foodies – a fine example of ‘placemaking’ spearheaded by Tom Naylor-Leyland, whose family own the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate which is landlord to much of the town. Now known as the Food Capital of Yorkshire, […]
    9 mins
  • 28.07.2021
    Farmers and land managers in a National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) now have access to a new source of grant funding that could pay 100% of the costs of a range of one-off projects. The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme is offering funding for projects that will: Help to mitigate the impact […]
    2 mins
  • 26.07.2021
    ‘Rewilding’ isn’t just for places, it’s for people too, believes Tim Bowles, founder and owner of Campwell, an off-grid, eco camping business that aims to inspire people to live ‘more simple, natural and adventurous lives’. Tim has been welcoming stressed-out city folk to camp in bell tents on his family’s sheep farm above the gently […]
    8 mins
  • 22.07.2021
    The creation of pathways connecting the different facets of the business at Leys Estate in Aberdeenshire is symbolic. It reflects a wider mindset that the main elements of the business – the traditional rural estate, the commercial and retail lets, biomass energy scheme, sports ground leases, land and housing development – should not be viewed […]
    10 mins
  • 19.07.2021
    Burrough Court is a thriving business park and 495ha (1,200 acre) farm in Leicestershire. In an often homogenous market focused on rent, this rural office complex is differentiating itself with a focus on quality and wellness. We asked Fred, Dawn and Becky Wilson to explain to Ed Mansel Lewis, head of Strutt & Parker’s Rural […]
    9 mins

Speak to the Managing Estates & Land team

  • Andrew Aitchison
    Senior Director
    Scotland & North
  • Jeremy Dawson
    Director, Land Management
    Central and West
  • Charles Loyd
    Senior Director, Land Management
    East Anglia
  • Nick Watson
    Senior Director, Land Management
    South East and South West
  • Rhodri Thomas
    Head of Rural
    Salisbury
  • Karl McConville
    Deputy Head of Rural
    Oxford
  • Andrew Aitchison
    Senior Director
    Scotland & North
  • Jeremy Dawson
    Director, Land Management
    Central and West
  • Charles Loyd
    Senior Director, Land Management
    East Anglia
  • Nick Watson
    Senior Director, Land Management
    South East and South West
  • Rhodri Thomas
    Head of Rural
    Salisbury
  • Karl McConville
    Deputy Head of Rural
    Oxford

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