Two five-year FBTs on offer in Cambridgeshire

Two holdings are available on five-year farm business tenancies with Cambridgeshire County Council.

Arable unit Lower Portland Farm and grassland holding North Angle Farm are part of the local authority’s farms estate and are due to be re-let in October 2021.

The council owns the largest farms estate in the country, letting 32,171 acres across 251 holdings, according to Defra’s most recent Local Authority Smallholdings report.

See also: How to become a County Council farm tenant

Lower Portland Farm

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A recent council purchase, the unit near Burwell includes about 238 acres of predominantly Grade 2 arable land, arranged in four blocks.

It also has a range of modern farm buildings and a paddock.

The farmhouse is not included in the area to be let, but may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewings will take place on Friday 5 March, with applications to be submitted by 19 March and interviews held during the week ending 9 April.

North Angle Farm

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Near Soham, the holding has about 25 acres of grassland, a three-bedroom house and a range of modern farm buildings.

The council reserves the right to plant up to 0.5 acres of woodland and create permissive bridleways on the farm with no alteration in rent.

Viewings for this farm will be on Friday 26 February and applications must be submitted by 12 March. Interviews will be held during the week ending 2 April.

Covid-19 rules must be strictly adhered to during all viewings and interviews.

For more information on these tenancies, contact Jonathan Malings by calling 01223 728 371 or emailing jonathan.malings@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or visit the council’s website