Farm tenancy opportunities in Fenland

Harvest Time : Upper Benefield and Corby: combine harvester harvesting wheat. 'August 29th 2013 PNL-140704-124849001

Harvest Time : Upper Benefield and Corby: combine harvester harvesting wheat. 'August 29th 2013 PNL-140704-124849001

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The chance of a lifetime is up for grabs in Fenland for future farmers and entrepreneurs.

Cambridgshire County Council’s Farms Estate, the largest in England and Wales, is looking for four tenants to take over holdings in the Fenland area.

The council will be holding an open viewing day on Friday, February 12, and is expecting a high level of interest despite a tough economic climate in the agricultural sector.

Robbie Dean, who gained the tenancy of a council owned farm in 2014, said the opportunity was a dream come true.

He said: “Gaining the tenancy of a county farms holding has allowed me to fulfil a long-held ambition to start farming in my own right.

“So far it has been very hard work but I have enjoyed the challenge and I would urge anyone who wants to start farming, or to take their farming business to the next level, to apply.”

Among the tenancies on offer is a 287-acre holding at Ransonmoor II Farm, near March, which includes buildings and a modern three bedroom bungalow.

Stonebridge Farm, near March, is a seven-acre site which offers the chance to create a rural enterprise.

Plantation Farm, near Ramsey, totals 197 acres while Longfield Farm, close to Cambridge, has 141 acres.

Business plans from applicants are due at the council by Friday, March 4.

For more information on the tenancies go to the council’s website www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/countyfarms