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Sworders excel in Hurdle Race at Fakenham Races

Sworders had a great presence at Fakenham Races over the Easter weekend, sponsoring the main hurdle race and picking out the best turned out horse who went on to win the race!  It was a fantastic day out, meeting new and existing clients in North Norfolk. We were blessed with the weather and over …

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Prize giving at the Victor Ludorum Polo tournament sponsored by Sworders

4th March 2017 Sworders were delighted to present first place and other prizes at the Victor Ludorum Polo tournament, sponsored by Sworders, that took place on February 26th at Rugby Polo Club. This was the first ever winter season Victor Ludorum Arena Polo Tournament hosted by Rugby Polo Club. The Victor Ludorum is a prestigious …

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Sworders’ latest planning success case study

15th January 2017 Sworders has published its latest planning success case study on the residential conversion of an historic farmstead, including a Grade II* listed tithe barn (PDF). Local Planning Authorities (LPA) and English Heritage (now Historic England – HE) tend to resist the conversion of Grade II* listed buildings as they consider them too important …

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Sworders opens its Norfolk office

1st November 2016 Sworders is delighted to announce that it has opened an office in Norfolk. Based at Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the Sea, the new office complements our existing offices in the South East and the Midlands, and, having already undertaken work in Norfolk over recent years, provides an excellent opportunity to expand our business …

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The leave vote: the potential impact on rural land

October 20th 2016 We give our view on the rural uncertainty prompted by Brexit Anecdotal evidence from housebuilders suggests that the concerns over Brexit have not materialised in respect of footfall and reservations on sites known to Sworders. Across the Midlands and South East, deals agreed prior to the Referendum are largely being honoured, …

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Get Grid Right! Energy storage and peak capacity generation

October 14th 2016 Following the almost overnight decimation of the Solar PV industry last year, a huge amount of resource has been channeled into energy generation and storage to balance real-time supply and demand on the power grid. The key trigger of value in energy storage sites and generation sites is the value of …

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Compulsory purchase law changes: What landowners should know

October 2nd 2016 The law governing compulsory purchase is evolving, but may not be as bad as was feared. Landowners had been concerned that they may be forced to sell land below market price after ministers proposed allowing companies building large infrastructure projects to compulsorily buy additional land. However, the publication of the Neighbourhood Planning …

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