Expert land agent wins contract to manage Shropshire Council’s smallholdings
The Shrewsbury-based team of national property consultancy, Carter Jonas, has been appointed to manage Shropshire Council’s smallholdings and the agricultural land that it owns.
Carter Jonas, which boasts over 1,300,000 acres of the UK countryside under their stewardship, will work with the council’s estates team to look after its agricultural estate of around 692 acres, which includes 16 freehold smallholdings ranging from 7.68 to 107.36 acres, three cottages and three leasehold properties, for the next three years.
Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for assets, economic growth and regeneration, said:
“We’re pleased to be working with Carter Jonas who have a wealth of experience in managing similar estates across the country.
“Shropshire is a rural county, with agriculture being a predominant employer and major part of the economy. By employing a land agent with the right expertise to manage the properties we can continue to support the county’s agricultural economy.”
Harry Torrance, Partner, Carter Jonas, said:
“This is a positive appointment for Carter Jonas and one that will draw on our wide-ranging expertise. The complex financial conditions facing all public sector bodies means there is a need for well-informed and effective use of their assets, especially real estate.
“Carter Jonas has advised a number of local authorities with this aim, and look forward to working with the staff at Shirehall, the occupiers, and other key stakeholders to help ensure the council’s estate contributes to making Shropshire a great place to live, learn, work and visit.”