News that Phase 2 of the HS2 rail link has been safeguarded means landowners can finally start to prepare their compensation requests.
Welcome to our new commodity markets blog, offering an insight into the key trends across the main agricultural sectors.
Andrew Shirley, Knight Frank’s Head of Rural Research, looks at a selection of the rural issues grabbing the headlines.
Clive Hopkins, Head of Country Estates and Farm Sales at Knight Frank, looks at the UK farmland market in 2016.
Knight Frank Zambia’s Tanya Ware says investor demand for farmland remains strong. Zambia has one of the most developed commercial farming sectors in Africa and our specialist farms team is currently seeing a lot of interest from private individuals, investment consortiums and funds, both from within the continent and further afield, looking to buy farms here.
The average value of bare agricultural land in England fell by just 1.3% in the third quarter of 2016 to £7,672/acre, according to the latest results of the Knight Frank Farmland Index.
After a slightly slower start to the year in market activity, as reported in our most recent Scottish Farmland Index, the team has just launched two very different opportunities north of the border.
The price of most agricultural commodities remains in the doldrums, but the demand for British grown hops is outstripping demand.
As reported in last week’s Farmers Weekly, Knight Frank’s South West Farms team has just launched ‘one of the rarest farm properties so far this year’ – a 54 acre successful vineyard near Honiton, east Devon.