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Chris Slinger BSc (Hons)

Chris has a passionate interest in the well being of the rural community and the protection of the countryside environment. He firmly believes in the importance of sustainable economic development for the rural sector and is keen to engage all sections of the community into gaining a better understanding of the environment, its protection and its potential.

Having joined Edwin Thompson in 2009 Chris is based in the firm’s Carlisle office but acts for clients over a wide area. He is involved with GIS Mapping, Environmental Impact Assessments, Planning Applications and the day to day management of estates. He carries out single farm payment applications and provides advice on all aspects of Single Farm Payment and related grant and subsidy schemes including agri-environmental schemes. He also advises clients on renewable energy projects including wind, biomass, and hydro developments.

Most recently Chris worked on a flood alleviation scheme for an estate in county Durham. He has also recently undertaken an Environmental Impact Assessment for a forestry plantation on a showcase estate in Western Scotland and carried out a portfolio valuation for a leading infrastructure, transport and real estate investment company.

Chris studied Agriculture and Farm Business Management (BSc (Hons)) at the University of Newcastle. With a family background in farming he has not only a theoretical understanding of agriculture but also practical, hands on experience of managing an estate.

Chris is Chairman of his Parish Council, enjoys rowing and plays for the local cricket club. He previously spent a year coaching and playing cricket in Australia and was captain of his university rowing team.