Suffolk County Council's County Farms Estate covers 4,960 hectares across the county.
The Estate also works with its 127 tenants to create a variety of farming and rural businesses, ranging from agriculture to retail, to support the local economy whilst providing over £1,000,000 to support the council's front-line services.
The estate has also raised over £9,000,000 by selling surplus property in the last 10 years and provides a valuable land bank for the council to promote its wider policies, including housing projects in rural areas.
The council has shown its commitment to the estate's long-term future through its cross party review in 2019. Read more about the future of the County Farms Estate (PDF, 77KB).
Publications for general information
- DEFRA sponsored Future Farming Resilience Fund.Brown & Co’. Free business training, planning, and advice for Suffolk Farmers. Please see link on the Flyer for further information (PDF)
- Farming is Changing: changes to BPS (guidance published by DEFRA, PDF).
- Princes Farm Resilience Programme (PDF). Free business training for Suffolk farmers. Apply by 14 May 2021.
Suffolk County Farms Estate map
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Agricultural holding to let
The Estate offers opportunities to rent land & buildings for those looking to establish rural businesses however, no land and buildings are currently available to rent. When opportunities to rent are available they are advertised at the start of each year with Tenancies starting on the 11 October.
To apply for a rental opportunity applicants will need to complete an online application form and financial workbook. Successful shortlisted applicants will need to attend a formal interview after which the tenancy will be awarded. Download Suffolk County Council's tandard Tenancy agreement (PDF, 937KB) - for information purpose only.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07540 668835 for further information.