Applying for a county farm
Last updated: 13/03/2013
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As farms become available for re-letting they are advertised in
the Western Morning News (farming section) on a Wednesday and
on the council's website. A letter
is also sent to those on the mailing list informing them about the
opportunity that has arisen.
The County Farms Service does not hold a waiting list but
retains details of interested parties on a mailing list so
prospective applicants can be informed without having to rely on
seeing the advert in the press.
We require an application
to be made to be considered as a tenant to ensure that
you fit the requirements to take a farm should one become
available, i.e. having sufficient experience and capital.
County Farms To Let
When county farms become available they will be advertised on
this page with details of how to obtain letting particulars.
The amount of county farms that are re-let varies from year to year
but generally the Council re-lets three to seven farms a
Generally county farms are re-let in September and March but
they can become available any time throughout the year and so we
advise you to check this page regularly.
There are currently no farms being advertised to let.
Process for applying for a County Farm:
When applying for a County Farm there are a few stages to go
through but the end result of renting a County Farm is worth
- Apply for letting particulars
- Attend view day
- Submit tender, CV and business plan (which should include an
outline of the proposed business and budgets to
demonstrate it's viability and an indication of future
- A shortlist is created by the Tenant Selection Panel and
Land Agents who study each tender.
- A visit to the perspective tenants is made by the Land Agent,
existing holdings inspected and financial and personal references
- Interviews are undertake by the members of the Tenant
Selection Panel and the Land Agents.
The farm will then be offered for a fixed amount of time,
dependant on the farm classification:
- Part time starter units - 7 years
- Full time starter units - 10 years
- Promotional holdings - a maximum of 20 years
Cornwall Council will consider the following in assessing
tenders received and in coming to a decision on both applicants
short listed and selected for the holding:
- Rent – 30%
- Technical ability – 30%
- Finances – 30%
- Entrepreneurial flair – 5%
- Professionalism – 5%