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aspects of land

| spring / summer 2017

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Aspects of Land

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HOME ON THE LAND

What is the solution for

Scotland’s rural housing?

26

TALKING POINT

Could Britain’s farmers survive

without government subsidies?

29

HOUSE AND HOME

Meeting the demands of today’s

residential rental market

32

FOCUS ON: WOBURN

How the estate blends

modernity and tradition

34

NUMBER CRUNCHING

The latest research from Savills

displayed in numerical form

35

SAVILLS SERVICES

Contact details for Savills rural

professional specialists

04

NEWS & VIEWS

Stories from the rural sector

and saving Cockermouth Castle

07

FOLLOWING ORDERS

Are you up to date with the

latest building regulations?

08

BIG DEAL

Agriculture and the trade deals

that are struck post Brexit

12

WHERE THERE’S A WILL

Why planning is all-important to

hand on an estate successfully

32

A

new biomass-fuelled

district heating system

at West Dean College

near Chichester has won Energy

Now’s Expo Award for Best

Biomass Scheme.

The scheme, which upgrades

the 35-year-old existing

biomass scheme at West Dean,

was developed by the Edward

James Foundation (of which the

college is a part together with

the award-winning gardens)

with teams from across Savills

and contractor Sustainable

Energy Limited (SEL).

“The new scheme has increased

the efficiency and extended the

heating system of the previous

one,” says Philip Kirk of Savills

Rural, Energy and Projects

who manages the estate. “It is

fully self-sufficient, using wood

chip from the estate to heat a

network of 39 buildings.”

This is 22 more properties

than the previous system

supported and includes

the college, 25 houses, the

church, the visitor centre,

Victorian glasshouses, student

accommodation and tea rooms.

“West Dean Estate has been

committed to heating self-

sufficiency for the past 35 years

and we are proud to have made

this long-term investment in the

latest biomass technology,” says

Alex Barron, chief executive of

the Edward James Foundation.

Work started on the project

in 2014 and was completed in

the summer of 2016.

n

Philip Kirk, Petworth, 01798

345 982,

pkirk@savills.com

AWARD WINNING BIOMASS

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CHANGING PLACES

The new trends in how to raise

income from country houses

18

WORLD VIEW

How do farmland markets

around the world compare?

20

BACK TO LIFE

Revealed: the art of a

successful renovation

22

HOME ADVANTAGE

The state of land prices in

Britain, now and in the future

IN THIS ISSUE…

West Dean College in Chichester has been heated by biomass for 35 years

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