CLA Advisory Handbooks provide unparalleled technical treatment of significant issues for CLA members. They are available at discount to all Landowning and Business & Professional members.
Members can purchase handbooks on an individual basis, details as shown below, or on a subscription basis by contacting your regional office. Non-members and Friends of the CLA can also buy handbooks at the full non-member rate.
CLA66 - The housing of employees: a legal guide
This handbook is a practical guide to the key legal issues that will be encountered when employees have been or are to be provided with accommodation.
CLA65 - A guide to decision-making in the European Union
The decisions made by the European Union (EU), in all its various manifestations, directly affect all citizens of Europe. In all aspects of daily life, the public is confronted, either directly or indirectly, by rules that are made in Brussels. This is...
CLA64 - A guide to private water supplies
Private water supplies (PWS) may only supply water to one percent of the population of England and Wales, but in rural areas they are often a vital source of water, especially for those where connection to public supplies is prohibitively expensive.
CLA63 - A guide to agri-environment schemes in England
Agri-environment schemes have been in operation in England for more than 20 years. They have provided an important income stream for farmers and land managers seeking to address wildlife, soil, water and other concerns as part of their business.
CLA62 - The food chain and adding value to your business
This advisory handbook examines a number of important inter-linking areas in the food chain.
CLA61 - Business tools: SWOT analysis
Various business tools can be used to help rural businesses plan and develop. The most common tool is the SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats).
CLA60 - Broadband in rural areas
Information Technology (IT) is now accepted as being fundamental to the growth and success of businesses, especially in rural areas. Internet access and email have changed the way we work and broadband is regarded by many as a vital component for ...
CLA59 - Solar energy: a guide for land managers
Solar power is of real interest to both rural and urban property owners as it uses an inexhaustible natural resource to deliver energy and is supported by Government regulation in the form of the Feed-in Tariff (effective from April 2010) and the...
CLA58 - Succession planning for farmers and landowners
This handbook will help farmers and landowners to decide whether to and how to pass the farm on to the next generation. The timely handover of a farm from one generation to the next is important from a productivity standpoint and for the wellbeing of...
CLA57 - A guide to climate change for land managers
Climate change is among the most serious challenges that are affecting the world today, and land managers whose businesses are so dependent on climatic conditions are literally on the front line. To be successful in the future land managers will, almost...
CLA56 - Business and commercial lettings: a guide for landowners
In seeking to generate more income from rural property, there are often opportunities to let buildings to others for commercial use. Owners must be careful not to fall foul of the regulations that govern the conversion and use of buildings, and must also...
CLA55 - Hydropower as an enterprise
Hydropower is of real interest to riparian owners and the rural economy as it not only uses a natural resource to deliver energy, and is supported by Government regulation in the form of the Feed-in Tariff (payable from April 2010) and the Renewables...
CLA54 - National business grants and support
In order for rural businesses to thrive, access to grant funding and business support is essential.
CLA53 - Preventing the creation of new public rights of way: rebutting deemed dedication
This handbook deals with a little-known, yet long-standing provision of law: the ability to prevent the creation of new public rights of way by lodging – with highway authorities – maps, statements and statutory declarations establishing the existence...
[Access to the Countryside]
CLA52 - Trees and the landowner
The ownership and management of trees and woodland are issues that affect many, if not most, CLA members. This new CLA advisory handbook, written by CLA Chief Legal Adviser and Head of Policy Services Christopher Price, looks at the main issues that...
[Woodlands and Forestry]
CLA51 - The enforcement of planning control
This new CLA advisory handbook, written by CLA Chief Legal Adviser and Head of Policy Services Christopher Price, gives a general guide to the law concerning the enforcement of planning control.
CLA50 - Wind farms and land-based turbines as an enterprise
This new handbook on wind covers the costs and benefits of wind development from the landowner’s point of view. It is very much a warts-and-all handbook, detailing the factors that drive investment, and the costs and controversy that it can engender.
CLA49 - Biogas: anaerobic digestion of manures, crops and wastes as an enterprise
This new handbook provides an introduction to the exciting opportunities for members in the area of anaerobic digestion. Following successful lobbying by CLA, from this month electricity generation from biogas will get double the support that is...
CLA48 - Biomass: green energy from forestry and agriculture as an enterprise
Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing the world in the 21st Century. Government has introduced a range of policies designed to reduce man’s impact on the rate of change.
CLA47 - Food Safety Management Tools in the Food Chain
Food Safety Management Tools in the Food Chain examines the application of food management controls, such as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), in ensuring that the product that reaches the consumer is safe and traceable.
CLA46 - EU Protected Status for Food Products
The European Union’s system for granting special status for regional and local food gives the consumer full information about the origin of a particular product and gives the producer a distinct marketing advantage.
CLA45 - Diversifying the Dairy Business
“Diversifying the Dairy Business" is the latest of the CLA's advisory handbooks which sets out the principles those seeking to diversify need to take into account.
CLA44 - Gas and Oil Pipelines
The gas industry is hotting up to meet the challenges of UK energy supply in the face of declining North Sea reserves. This involves not only new landings for compressed gas at major ports, but also onshore gas storage sites, and reinforcements to the...
[Wayleaves and Easements]
CLA43 - Water pipes and Sewers
CLA members face water and sewerage companies with compulsory rights more and more often as the existing public system is extended to meet new demands and new developments. This CLA handbook, together with its forthcoming sister publication on Gas and...
[Wayleaves and Easements]
CLA42 - Farm Business Tenancies
The new edition of the CLA handbook on Farm Business Tenancies (CLA 42) was published as regulatory changes to agricultural holdings legislation c ame into force on 19th October 2006, and the effects of the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) beg an to...
CLA41 - Metal Detecting and the Treasure Act 1996 (update of CLA12)
There is a revised version of the Metal Detecting handbook now available to members. It incorporates the changes in the definition of treasure as brought in by the Treasure (Designation) Order 2002.
[Property Rights and Law]
CLA40 - Electricity Wayleaves (December 2005)
Guidance on the compulsory rights framework and practical advice on electricity apparatus on private land.
[Wayleaves and Easements]
CLA39 - Telecommunications Wayleaves
Following the Communications Act 2003, the creation of "Ofcom", recent case law and with new guidance on BT self assessment this new handbook (together with its sister publication on Electricity Wayleaves) replaces the previous Cables and Wires...
[Wayleaves and Easements]
CLA37 - Angling, Fisheries and the Law
Many CLA members are involved in angling for pleasure, for profit, or for both. The new advisory handbook "Angling, Fisheries and the Law" explains all the main legal issues anglers and fisheries owners should be aware of.
CLA35 - Communications Masts (update of CLA23 Telecommunication Towers)
[Wayleaves and Easements]
CLA34 - The Law of Listed Buildings: An Owner’s Guide
Buildings of such "special architectural or historic interest" that they warrant a level of protection above that provided by the mainstream planning system are recorded in a list prepared by the Secretary of State for Culture Media and...
CLA33 - New Transport Schemes: Roads, Rail & Canals
NEW TRANSPORT SCHEMES
CLA32 - Game Shooting and the Law
At a time when shooting is under scrutiny, it is important that all involved understand and respect the law, especially as it relates to the grant of firearms and shotgun certificates.
CLA29 - Shooting Lease
CLA27 - Law Relating to Livestock and Domestic Animals
CLA22 - Model Storage Licence Agreement
MODEL STORAGE LICENCE AGREEMENT
CLA16 - Diversification Survey on Tenanted Land
CLA11 - A Campaigners Guide to Compulsory Purchase
A CAMPAIGNER'S GUIDE TO COMPULSORY PURCHASE
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