By Olivia Cooper

LANDOWNERS and farmers will have access to a wider range of planning and development services as a result of a merger between land agents Samuel Rose and Smith Stuart Reynolds.

The Bicester- and Northampton-based companies will continue to operate individually, but the planning teams were amalgamated on 1 September.

“This will result in a larger planning practice and enable us to expand the range of services that we offer to clients, especially farmers and landowners looking to diversify or extend their businesses,” said Pam Haigh, SSR director.