Application for a Norfolk County Farm
Upper Wood Farm South, Mautby Estate
FIRST CHOICE HOLDING? YES/NO
Please answer all of the following questions as fully as possible and add any other information that you feel may be
helpful to your application.
A separate application should be completed for each holding being applied for. Please indicate above whether this
holding is your first choice.
These forms may be retyped to incorporate the required responses but the order and general layout must be
maintained. An electronic copy of this form is available upon request.
Surname: First Names:
Address: Applicant’s Photo Partner’s Photo
Email: Date of Birth:
Have you attached additional sheets or information? Yes No
If yes, how many sheets?
Please give details of your best offer:
Rent per acre per annum £ Total rent per annum £
Please give details of how the total rent
is broken down between the: House: £ Buildings: £ Land: £
Do you suffer from any physical disability? Yes No
Do you suffer from any recurring illness? Yes No
Please give below details of your partner (name ..........................................) and any children living at home:
Able to assist
Age Gender Occupation Income
with the farm?
Date started Employer (name & address) Present income
Description of job and responsibilities
previous experience (most recent first)
Employer (name & address) Description of job and responsibilities
training in agriculture and horticulture (most recent first)
Dates Name of
training Course name Results
From To or evening
current farming activity
Please provide the fullest information of all land which you, your partner, your immediate family are farming or assisting to farm. Please ensure that in each
case you note your contribution, for example casual labour, machinery operation, buying/selling, full responsibility etc. If necessary, continue on separate
Land Location Area Name of Landlord Your Farming Date What would you do with land if a
(Parish) Ha Ac or Farming Partner Contribution Commenced County Farm obtained?
Farmed with or for
Farmed as a
future farming operations
Please give a brief general description of the farming or horticultural system you would follow for the business you
intend to set up, and how you see it developing. Please also provide details, if relevant, of where investment may be
required. If necessary, please continue on a separate sheet.
How did you find out about this farm?
data protection act
The personal information given on this form by the successful applicant will be held in confidence in our computer
systems to assist the Council in the management of its Estate.
rehabilitation of offenders act
Have you been convicted, cautioned or court martialled for any criminal offence? Yes No
Is there any court action pending against you? Yes No
If yes in either case, please give details below:
If you have any other information which you feel might be helpful please add on a separate sheet.
Name and address of bank or building society:
Do you give your consent for a Banker’s reference to be taken up? Yes No
Please give the names and addresses of two people who are prepared to give a reference on your behalf and state
how they are known to you. These should not be a relative. Where applicable, one of these might be the principal or
tutor of any agricultural or horticultural establishment you have attended.
Referee 1 Referee 2
Are you related to or do you have a close personal relationship with any Councillor
or employee of Norfolk County Council?
Are you related to or do you have a close personal relationship with any employee
of NPS Property Consultants Ltd, Brown & Co. or Bruton Knowles?
If yes, please state their name and position:
I confirm that the information I have given on this form is correct and complete.
I understand that if I knowingly withhold or supply incorrect information, my application may be cancelled and any
tenancy promised or already granted may be withdrawn.
I confirm that this application is the result of my own work.
Completed application forms should be sent to the address below, together with a business plan
covering at least the first 12 months illustrating:
1. A budget for the enterprise(s) proposed. 5. Machinery schedule.
2. Anticipated gross margin(s). 6. The funds available to invest.
3. Fixed costs breakdown. 7. Cash flow forecast.
4. Balance sheet. 8. Supporting information, if appropriate.
Please return this form with supporting information to NPS Property Consultants Ltd, FAO: Duncan
Slade, 16 Central Avenue, St. Andrews Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0HR. Tel: 01603 706143.
All envelopes should be marked “Upper Wood Farm South, Mautby Estate”.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 Noon Friday 29 June 2012.
WORKSHOP FOR COUNTY FARMS APPLICANTS
The Norfolk County Council, in conjunction with the Norfolk Rural Business Advice Service and Easton College and
part-funded through LandSkills East, will be offering a free one-day, intensive training workshop specifically aimed at
helping new entrants with the application process. The workshop will be held on Saturday 16 June at Easton College
Workshop topics will include:
The tender process;
Business planning; and,
Adding value – diversification and conservation.
If you would like to attend, please register your interest with Mike Mack at the Rural Enterprise Hub on 01603 731285
or via email at email@example.com
other help with your application
NPS Property Consultants Ltd can only offer general, non-specific advice to applicants on matters relating to the
application for a County Farm. If you require specific help on any aspect of your application we recommend that you
contact the Norfolk Rural Business Advice Service as detailed below.
Norfolk Rural Business Advice Service (NRBAS)
Rural Enterprise Hub
01603 748844 (option 2)
Easton College is committed to supporting the next generation of farmers to develop their farming careers. One of the
services offered by the College is NRBAS, which provides support to people developing a business in rural Norfolk.
When applying for an agricultural tenancy it is critical that you have a well thought out business plan. NRBAS will
provide support to applicants for this tenancy in the creation of their business plan. The team will also guide you to
other relevant support including training grants, development grants and membership of the Farmers and Business
Forum. Please contact Michael Mack on the number above to access this support.
We wish you all the best of luck in your application for this tenancy and in your agricultural career.