Group Chairman

Jon rejoined the firm in 1999 and is Chairman of The Hobbs Parker Group. His particular expertise and experience includes Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, Land Development, Purchase of farms and land, Agricultural Tenancy matters, Joint Venture Farming Agreements and Single Payment Scheme advice.

Jon also assists the Livestock Team as an Auctioneer selling the finished cattle.

Professional Background

Jon studied Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester and then joined Hobbs Parker as a Graduate in 1991. He is a qualified member of the RICS and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. From 1994 further professional experience was gained in the Midlands before rejoining Hobbs Parker in September 1999. Jon is also a Member of the National Farmers Union, Tenant Farmers Association, and Compulsory Purchase Association.

Outside Hobbs Parker

Jon’s background is from a farming family in Lancashire and is married with three children. His interests include most sports, although this is restricted to mainly watching, playing golf, cricket, squash, skiing and shooting.

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Development land market in the pandemic

By Bill Lightfoot

Well as it happens, I am pleased to say that Jon Rimmer, Sam Snart and I have been incredibly busy, and the development world has kept on turning. It’s populated by optimistic, resourceful and determined […]

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Delinking could drive diversification and land sales

By Jon Rimmer

Delinking looks set to be a major change of the Agriculture Bill as payments to current recipients will no longer be conditional on remaining in farming. Consultation on this issue is expected later this year, […]

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The farming voice must be heard for a Green Brexit

By Jon Rimmer

The beginning of May sees the deadline for Kent landowners and farmers to give their views on DEFRA’s ‘Health & Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit’. If adopted, […]

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Renewable Energy – is it beginning to run on empty?

By Jon Rimmer

Last year didn’t end brightly, and despite what’s happening in other countries, 2016 could see the beginning of the dark ages for renewable energy projects in the UK. As if the changes in feed-in tariffs […]

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How to gain planning permission -- a view from both sides of the fence

By Steve Davies

  Having joined Hobbs Parker Property Consultants six months ago, with nearly 30 years’ planning experience gained at Canterbury City Council and local authorities, Steve Davies gives an insight into the world on both sides […]

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What does Brexit mean for the whole planning system?

By Jon Rimmer

It’s been impossible to get away from the issue of the European Union referendum and the vote to leave. However, it’s important to consider what it might mean for the whole planning environment and how […]

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