We know the local community has expressed an interest in our plans for Pierrepont Farm and are now taking the opportunity to share aspects of this plan with you. In 2024 there will be changes, as the dairy farm transitions towards being able to demonstrate greater environmental sustainability, along with actions that will improve both nature and landscape quality.  

We’ve produced a short booklet about Pierrepont to give you more information about the farm, its nature, and the enterprise centre.

Central to our plan is the retention of Pierrepoint Farm as a working dairy, managed using agroecological and regenerative farming practices, as explained in our accompanying booklet. The other important aspect of the farm is its enterprise centre of small, artisan businesses, located in the Old Dairy Courtyard. We want to continue to support and develop this local business hub, which includes converting the derelict Grain Store to create additional units for local businesses. 

Our attention has now turned to finding a farmer to deliver a nature-friendly dairy farm. They must be able to demonstrate how they can successfully run Pierrepont’s agricultural operations, alongside enhancing the natural assets within the farm’s boundaries, with help and guidance from the charity and its volunteers.  

The tender process will last several months, with the successful candidate in place to run the farm from Monday 1st April.  

Our Head of Estates, Kerriann McLackland, is heading the farm’s development and is always happy to chat about them. You can contact her here.

Thank you for your interest in Pierrepont Farm.

PUBLISHED: 20th November 2023 

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