Theatre 7 Sponsored by The Tipi Company
Wednesday 7th November
Thursday 8th November
11.00 - 11.30
Cath Crowther & Louise Newton - Bidwells
Update on Permitted Development Rights
There are a range of Permitted Development Rights which exist that may benefit your farm or estate. Updates to legislation earlier this year introduced further opportunity, with the variety and extent of permitted development rights available being greater than ever. In this session we will provide an update on the recent changes, as well as giving an overview of the various permitted development rights available, how to best utilise them and how to avoid the common pitfalls. This seminar will focus on Class Q (agriculture to residential), Class R (agriculture to commercial) and agricultural permitted development rights, as well as other relevant rights.
12.30 - 13.00
Simon Foster (Savills) & Rod Morton (Greenspan Projects Ltd) - Savills & Greenspan Projects
Making Play Pay
In this seminar Simon Foster and leading playground designers Greenspan will highlight the opportunities in developing playgrounds, indoor and out, as part of new or existing rural attractions. Adventure playgrounds, indoor play barns and themed attractions all help to increase footfall, encourage repeat visits, improve revenue and target new markets. We will discuss the business, operational, design and construction considerations in order to make your playground attraction a success.
13.15 - 13.45
Dr Paul Thomas - Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd
High value truffles: how to cultivate them on your land
You’ll learn what truffles are, how much they’re worth and the conditions needed to cultivate them. Dr Paul Thomas will discuss all aspects of the truffle business including technical requirements, set-up costs and grant availability, as well as expected yields, income and product distribution. This seminar will be of interest to anyone looking to diversify their land and grow truffle trees as an investment or just for fun.
14.00 - 14.30
Dr Stephen Temple - J F Temple & Son Ltd
Making best use of on-farm anaerobic digestion
Integration of anaerobic digestion into the farm business, from source of feedstock to utilisation of electricity, heat and optimal use of digestate.
14.45 - 15.15
James England - BlueSky Experiences
Create a Successful Diversification with Corporate and Leisure Events
Starting business life as a farmer, James created BlueSky Experiences as a farm diversification, this business delivers over 1,000 events UK wide, he will share his experience on how he created this diversification business from scratch. BlueSky Experiences supports outdoor leisure providers, such as Go Ape add value to their corporate activity programmes and helps farmers such as David Bradley start his leadership development business Red Apple Thinking. James has a wealth of knowledge to support other land and venue owners who are looking to diversify into the corporate or leisure events sector. A seminar you won’t want to miss!
15.30 - 16.00
Tom Davis, Trustee - Rare Breeds Survival Trust
What farming and rare breed animals mean to city children
Every year my team and I introduce thousands of city children to farming through Mudchute Park and Farm in London, home to some of the UK''s rare breed farm animals and equines. I will share with you the techniques used to engage and inform these children and what their views are of farming, underlying the importance of education in the farming sector for the consumers and farmers of tomorrow.