New tenants have been found to run farms near Peterborough and they can’t wait to get started!
Earlier this year Peterborough City Council held a lettings process to attract new tenants into farming on the Peterborough Rural Estate.
The authority advertised two farms - Flood Farm and Moores Farm near Newborough with both sites including a house, land and buildings and a tenancy lasting for ten years.
All applicants had to submit an application form and business plan and those shortlisted were interviewed.
The successful applicants were Dan Frost who takes over the tenancy of Moores Farm and Lance and Amy Charity who will take over the tenancy of Flood Farm - with both set to start this month.
Dan Frost said: “I’ve wanted to be a farmer from an early age and although I was not born into a farming family, I’ve gained agricultural qualifications and work experience which I’m confident will help me develop my own agricultural business.
“I’m going to be supported by my girlfriend Holly and we can’t wait to get started.”
Lance and Amy Charity said: “We have plenty of agricultural experience and are really looking forward to our new challenge.
“Our two children Digby and Delilah are excited to be moving here and we’ll also be bringing our flock of pedigree Dorset sheep.”
Bridget Slade, rural estate manager for Peterborough City Council, said: “We look forward to welcoming all of the new entrants on to the Estate and wish them every success for the future.”