Environmental Opportunities

New Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS)

With the New Countryside Stewardship Scheme launched in 2015 WebbPaton  are ready to advise farmers on the various environmental options that are available within this Natural England farm grant scheme, and can help them fill in their applications and keep their annual records.  Any farmer whose Entry Level Stewardship Scheme ends in 2016 we are now ready to assist with CSS applications for 2017.


Cross Compliance Regulations

WebbPaton advise and assist our farming clients on their Cross Compliance paperwork required under the Basic Payment regulations.

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

WebbPaton will prepare manure management plans to comply with the Nitrate Vulnerable Zone rules.

Renewable Energy Projects

WebbPaton act for farmers with the following renewable energy projects:

Solar PV farms

We have acted for farmers on over 400 megawatts of Solar PV which is now installed on 40 different farms throughout the UK including the two largest solar parks in the UK at Sandridge Solar Farm and Landmead Solar Farm both 495 megawatts.  George Paton is recognised as a national specialist offering comprehensive Solar PV advice to farmers.  He has negotiated the heads of terms, liaised with lawyers on the legals,  valued clear up bonds, negotiated cable routes  and the reinstatement of the land  following construction.  Over the years we have been involved with solar leases with Belectric, INRG, Conergy, AEE Renewables, Green Hedge Renewables, Wessex Solar, Wirsol , Hive, Hazel Capital, British Solar Renewables, Voax, European Energy, Renewable Power and Greencells, to name a few.

WebbPaton Renewable Consultants

Sutton Benger Solar Farm the second solar farm to be connected in the UK

Wind Turbines

Love them or hate them wind farms have produced a significant income for farmers who are lucky enough to obtain planning permission for turbines.  WebbPaton have negotiated terms for landowners on various wind farm Options and Leases.

Wind Turbine


The next renewable opportunity for farmers lucky enough to have farmland close to a substation. Please ring George Paton if you think you may have a suitable site.

Lithium and Ammonia Battery sites

Again you must have land close to a substation. Please ring George Paton if you think you may have a suitable site.   Income potential is very high for lucky farmers.

Bio Digesters

WebbPaton have advised farmers looking at installing anaerobic digestors on farm.  We can arrange farm finance for your renewables projects.  In recent months we have helped landowning clients negotiate Heads of Terms when they have been approached by developers to rent their land out for 6 to 9 megawatts on the land.  Recently we have been involved with several gas to grid Bio Digester sites.

Bio digestor

Future Renewables

WebbPaton are ready to act for farmers who have fracking opportunities on their farms be it to negotiate agreements to put fracking gas apparatus on your land, or shale gas companies looking to access your farm.  Without doubt in the science labs there are now second generation renewables which will be significantly less land hungry.  We are ready to assist all of our farming customers with their renewable projects.