CLA professionals consistently engage policy makers and politicians at all levels. They scrutinise proposed primary and secondary legislation that affects rural landowners, propose amendments and draft new clauses in consultation with members.
CLA advisers have responded to the following consultations:
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New Environmental Land Management Schemes (NELMS): Issues and Questions for Scheme Design
The next Rural Development Programme is currently being developed which will provide funding from 2015-2020. This includes Agri-environment schemes which play a pivotal role in Defra's strategic priority to improve the environment. Agri-environment...
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [17 June 2013]
Community Infrastructure Levy further reforms
The CLA response to the latest consultation on CIL yet again makes the case for a national relief from CIL for buildings erected for agricultural and forestry purposes. We accept the need for a relief for self-build homes as long as this also includes...
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [12 June 2013]
Proposed current agri-environment scheme (AES) option amendments
A number of work streams are currently underway regarding the design of the New Environmental Land Management (agri-environment) Schemes (NELMS). One such work stream is the analysis of current options, which has resulted in proposals to the amend the...
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [4 June 2013]
AES Proposed new options and deletions
A number of work streams are currently underway regarding the design of the New Environmental Land Management (agri-environment) Schemes (NELMS). One such work stream is the analysis of current options, involving suggestions for options to be deleted...
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [28 May 2013]
Options for the Delivery of Local Authority Historic Environment Conservation Services in Wales
There is a significant and growing shortage of conservation expertise in Welsh local authorities which - though not yet as bad as in England - is causing problems for those, including CLA members and local authorities, who use or operate the heritage...
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [24 May 2013]
High Speed Two Exceptional Hardship Scheme for Phase Two
The proposals for this scheme were similar for that in Phase 1. In summary our response criticised the current performance of the EHS for Phase 1, as only 25% of applicants were successful mainly due to the measure being the degree of hardship, and the...
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [23 May 2013]
Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
The CLA is generally supportive of the main proposals, one of which will remove the need to require planning permission before then being able to apply for an Environmental Permit for waste operators with the caveat that guidance should be clear about...
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [8 April 2013]
EU Review of Less Favoured Areas: ANC Initial Maps
The EU has proposed a different set of criteria to define less favoured land, known as Areas Facing Natural Constraint (ANC). The LFA map determines elegibility for EU financial support across Europe and the CLA is responding to this consultation with...
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [2 April 2013]
The Red Tape Challenge - Planning Administration
The CLA response to the Government's Red Tape Challenge looks for a more flexible and proportionate approach to planning and heritage regulation, so as to improve both the delivery of economic development and heritage and landscape protection.
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [11 March 2013]
Bovine TB: Proposal to reduce testing in non-grazing Approved Finishing Units
As part of its intention to target resources more efficiently in its TB programme, Defra is currently considering to introduce a default position of no TB testing in non-grazing Approved Finishing Units. The CLA has strongly welcomed this move as a way...
[Policy Work/Consultation responses] - [8 March 2013]
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