Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Julia's Commons Touch

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Julia's Commons Touch

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Byline: By Jennifer Mackenzie

Julia Aglionby has been appointed H&H Bowe's consultant on commons and upland management.

The new role is part of the Carlisle land agency's and the H&H Group subsidiary's move towards offering increasingly specialised services to its clients across all aspects of agriculture and land management.

Julia, who trained under Alan Bowe, has worked as a land agent and agricultural valuer since 1997. Prior to that she worked as an environmental economist for the British Government in Indonesia.

For the last six years Julia has focused on negotiating agreements on the management of fell land including Higher Level Stewardship, ESA, Wildlife Enhancement Schemes and purchase and leasing of common rights.

These management agreements involve balancing the interests of farmers, English Nature, sporting interests and other users. Her clients include commons associations, grouse moor owners, English Nature and the Ministry of Defence.

She has particular expertise in the Law of Commons and has been heavily involved in lobbying on the new Commons Bill which is expected to receive Royal Assent later this month. This will enable commoners and owners of commons to form Commons Councils that have statutory powers to manage commons.

In addition to advising on moorland and commons, Julia will co-ordinate H&H Bowe's services to upland farmers, in particular focusing on maximising benefits from agri-environment schemes and compliance with environmental legislation. …

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