The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has joined force with PWA planning with the aim of growing a national service focused on land use for its members.

PWA Planning provides planning and land advisory services across different sectors, including the housing, commercial and industrial, sports and leisure and energy sectors.

In 2021, the company launched Energy Planning, a specialist division focused on renewable energy projects such as solar and wind developments and battery energy storage schemes.

NFU’s director of commercial and investment, Ken Sutherland, said: “The acquisition of PWA Planning is part of our plans to grow a national professional service, focused on all aspects of land use, to our members and it is a very welcome addition to the NFU membership offer.

“PWA’s sector expertise, in particular its residential and energy specialisms, together with its experience advising on a wide range of land diversification projects, is also a perfect fit with our other businesses such as NFU Energy.”

PWA Planning managing director Paul Walton said: “This is great news for our clients, staff and consultancy partners because it gives our business firm foundations on which to build for the future.

“Coming under the NFU umbrella allows us to benefit from additional resources and expertise, which allows us to add extra value to our present and future clients.”

Scottish Borders farm

A Scottish Borders farm with a four-bedroom country house and two-bedroom cottage on 137.7ac has been brought to the market by GSC Grays.

Grey Peel farm sits in an elevated and private position just south of the historic Royal Burgh of Jedburgh and close to the Cheviot Hills.

GSC Grays is seeking offers over £1,900,000 for the site.

The land nestles between two glens with the Grey Peel Burn running along the north boundary and the Black Burn running along the southern boundary.

GSC Grays farm and country house agent, James Denne, said: “Grey Peel is a delightfully secluded Scottish Borders farm with a superb main house, farm cottage and fabulous views to the English Border.

“Set within the stunning and diverse countryside of the Borders, Grey Peel offers a wonderful lifestyle property.”