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Agri-Environment Schemes ( 8 )

GN23-15 Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship (CS) is a voluntary and competitive scheme under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) that will be more...

18 May 2015
Environmental Management, Agri-Environment Schemes, Guidance Note

Briefing Note: Agri-Environment Schemes; Environmental Stewardship under the current CAP programme and movement to the New Environmental Land Management Schemes (NELMS) under the next programme 2014-2020

Environmental Stewardship is the current Agri-Environment Scheme (AES) in England, which is funded under the Rural Development Programme...

01 August 2013
Environmental Management, Agri-Environment Schemes, Guidance Note

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Civil Disputes & Court Cases ( 3 )

GN12-16 Drones and Private Property

Drones are becoming increasingly popular both for recreational use and for professional applications including surveillance and data gathering....

27 July 2016
Legal and Professional, Civil Disputes & Court Cases, Tort, Trespass, Guidance Note

GN06-16 Fly-Grazing

The Control of Horses (Wales) Act in 2014, and in England the introduction of the Control of Horses Act 2015 have brought about significant...

21 April 2016
Legal and Professional, Civil Disputes & Court Cases, Tort, Trespass, Guidance Note

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Commercial ( 2 )

GN10-13 Filming Contracts

Guidance to members on how to deal with requests from film companies to film on their land.

04 July 2013
Legal and Professional, Commercial, Contracts, Guidance Note

GN02-03: Notification Under the Data Protection Act 1998

The legal department has, in recent months, received a number of queries from members concerning the extent of the obligation under the Data...

15 January 2003
Legal and Professional, Commercial, Data Protection, Guidance Note


Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) ( 13 )

GN37-15 BPS Complaints and Appeals guidance

The RPA launched a new complaints and appeals process in December 2012. The process was revised both to improve the standards...

14 August 2015
Agriculture & Rural Business, Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Guidance Note

Briefing Note: The current state of the Dairy Sector

This briefing note sets out the current state of the dairy sector and the CLA's views on the need for a long term strategy.

06 March 2015
Agriculture & Rural Business, Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Guidance Note

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Compulsory Purchase (CPO) ( 2 )

GN01-02: Interest on compensation payable under Compulsory Purchase

This Guidance Note sets out the relevant legislative background and offers guidance on interest on compensation payable for the compulsory...

16 December 2002
Legal and Professional, Compulsory Purchase (CPO), Compulsory Purchase Compensation, Guidance Note

GN28-02: The Compulsory Purchase Compensation Code

The CLA has for many years been arguing for reform of compulsory purchase law. A cross-industry group was set up by CLA and NFU to drive the...

04 April 2002
Legal and Professional, Compulsory Purchase (CPO), Compulsory Purchase Compensation, Guidance Note


Countryside Access ( 14 )

GN16-16 Rebutting Deemed dedication - changes to Landowner Statement Regulations (England)

Government has amended regulations, with effect from 1st December 2016, regarding landowner statements made under section 31(6) Highways Act...

14 November 2016
Legal and Professional, Countryside Access, Public Rights Of Way, Guidance Note

GN14-16 Livestock and Public Rights of Way

Livestock owners need to be aware of their obligations and responsibilities when keeping animals on land over which there are public rights of...

07 November 2016
Legal and Professional, Countryside Access, Public Rights Of Way, Guidance Note

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Crime & Policing ( 1 )

GN54-02: RSPCA - Enforcement of animal welfare legislation

The purpose of this note is to examine the role of the RSPCA in enforcing animal welfare legislation and provide advice to those who may find...

17 December 2002
Legal and Professional, Crime & Policing, Guidance Note


Employment ( 1 )

GN09-04: The control of asbestos at work regulations 2002

GN09-04 gives advice on the new asbestos regulations and the 'duty to manage'. It focuses on establishing who the duty holder is and what his...

29 March 2004
Legal and Professional, Employment, Health & Safety, Guidance Note


Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) ( 1 )

GN16-06 Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture)(England) Regulations 2006

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (England) Regulations 2006 came into force on 10 October 2006.

10 October 2006
Environmental Management, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), Agriculture and Forestry, Guidance Note


Farming ( 6 )

GN15-13 Transporting of Livestock and Animals

This Guidance Note clarifies the domestic and European legislation in place concerning livestock during transit in England and Wales, as...

30 August 2013
Agriculture & Rural Business, Farming, Animal Welfare, Guidance Note

Briefing Note - 'Grandfather Rights' and the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD)

The Sustainable Use Directive is a European framework directive that requires member states to encourage the safe and responsible storage, use...

06 August 2013
Agriculture & Rural Business, Farming, Pesticide Regulations, Grandfather Rights, Guidance Note

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Field Sports ( 5 )

GN14-05 Hunting Act 2004 - Landowner’s Consent and other FAQs

The Hunting Act 2004 raises a number of issues for landowners. This note sets out the position on the main ones: the need for consent,...

30 September 2005
Agriculture & Rural Business, Field Sports, Hunting, Guidance Note

GN12-05: Game Shooting and Meat Hygiene Regulations from 1.1.2006

Members will need to be aware of new meat hygiene regulations effective from 1 January 2006 which will affect shoot management, particularly...

12 September 2005
Agriculture & Rural Business, Field Sports, Shooting, Guidance Note

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Forestry and Woodlands ( 1 )

GN01-16 Chalara fraxinea and the Management of Ash Trees and Ash Woodland

This Guidance Note explains the history of the disease in Europe, its arrival in the UK and subsequent spread across the country.  The...

06 January 2016
Agriculture & Rural Business, Forestry and Woodlands, Guidance Note


Heritage ( 9 )

Briefing Note: Heritage reform in Wales including the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016

This briefing note covers problems with heritage protection in Wales, the ongoing Heritage Protection Review, and the implications for members...

15 February 2017
Legal and Professional, Heritage, Guidance Note

GN02-17 Solutions for problem heritage and heritage at risk (England and Wales)

This Guidance Note is the only guidance on this subject written from the viewpoint of those who own and manage heritage.  It is a brief...

09 February 2017
Legal and Professional, Heritage, Guidance Note

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Land Ownership ( 4 )

GN26-14 Chancel Repair Liability

Practical guidance to landowners whose land is subject to chancel repair liability.

05 August 2014
Legal and Professional, Land Ownership, Guidance Note

Briefing Note PO01/12 Localism Act 2011 - Assets of Community Value

CLA response to the Communities and Local Government's Consultation on Proposals to introduce a Community Right to Buy - Assets of...

17 January 2012
Legal and Professional, Land Ownership, Assets Of Community Value, Guidance Note

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Nature Conservation ( 2 )

GN15-11 Implications for landowners of Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs)

Whilst these areas will be voluntary, because local communities are expected to come together and produce bids to be one, the underlying...

11 January 2012
Environmental Management, Nature Conservation, Nature Improvement Areas (NIA), Guidance Note

GN04-09: Campaign for the Farmed Environment

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment has been developed by the industry as a voluntary approach to retain and recreate the environmental...

12 August 2009
Environmental Management, Nature Conservation, Campaign Farmed Environment (CFE), Guidance Note


Renewable Energy ( 24 )

GN05-17 Business Rating of Renewable Energy Installations

This guidance note provides an overview of the application of non domestic rates to renewable energy installations with some focus on solar PV...

15 March 2017
Agriculture & Rural Business, Renewable Energy, Guidance Note

Briefing Note: Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive 2017

A Government review of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme was undertaken in Spring 2016 with the Department for Business, Energy and...

06 February 2017
Agriculture & Rural Business, Renewable Energy, Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Guidance Note

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Rivers ( 1 )

GN32-03: Erosion to river banks and watercourses

Guidance for riparian owners on river bank erosion

08 August 2003
Environmental Management, Rivers, Riperian Issues, Guidance Note


Rural Business Support ( 3 )

Briefing Note: EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL AND INVESTMENT FUND (ESIF): THE GROWTH PROGRAMME

 The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced, on 27 July, a £24 million package of grants under the ESIF...

13 October 2015
Rural Business Support, Rural Business Grants, Guidance Notes

Briefing Note: EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL AND INVESTMENT FUND (ESIF): THE GROWTH PROGRAMME

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced, on 27 July, a £24 million package of grants under the ESIF...

28 July 2015
Agriculture & Rural Business, Rural Business Support, Rural Business Grants, Guidance Note

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Rural Housing ( 29 )

GN06-17 Non domestic private rented sector minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) regulations

This note provides landlords of non-domestic buildings with guidance on the non-domestic Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy...

20 March 2017
Legal and Professional, Rural Housing, Letting Standards, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Guidance Note

Briefing Note: Housing White Paper - Housing Reforms

This Briefing Note sets out an analysis of the Housing reforms outlined in the Housing White Paper together with some CLA commentary.

14 February 2017
Legal and Professional, Rural Housing, Housing Policy, Guidance Note

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Rural Planning ( 43 )

GN03-17 Planning and Control of Advertisements

The display of advertisements is subject to a separate consent process within the Planning law.  This consent process is principally set...

15 February 2017
Legal and Professional, Rural Planning, Development Control, Guidance Note

Briefing Note: Housing White Paper - Planning Reforms

This Briefing Note sets out an analysis of the Planning reforms outlined in the Housing White Paper together with some CLA commentary.

14 February 2017
Legal and Professional, Rural Planning, Land Use, National Policy, Guidance Note

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Rural Tourism ( 1 )

GN17-14 The Need for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for buildings being let or sold (including heritage buildings and holiday cottages)

This guidance note covers the need for EPCs for buildings being let or sold, including heritge buildings and holiday cottages.  It has...

19 June 2014
Agriculture & Rural Business, Rural Tourism, Guidance Note


Tax ( 14 )

GN07-17 Non-domestic Rates Post Budget Update (England)

Following the uproar to the large increases in the draft 2017 valuation lists and the concern of many businesses that they were facing...

20 March 2017
Legal and Professional, Tax, Business Rates, Guidance Note

GN06-15 Forestry, Woodlands and Tax

The tax regime for forestry/woodland has always been fairly generous, particularly for those managed on a commercial basis for the realisation...

27 January 2015
Legal and Professional, Tax, Guidance Note

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Telecommunications ( 8 )

BRIEFING NOTE: BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES

 

This briefing note sets out the main technologies available in the broadband market place.  It focuses on fixed line...

22 January 2016
Agriculture & Rural Business, Telecommunications, Rural Broadband, Guidance Note

GN18-15 Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP)

In 2013 The Government announced the Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) in which £150 million would be invested to improve mobile coverage in...

14 April 2015
Agriculture & Rural Business, Telecommunications, Mobile phones, Infrastructure, Guidance Note

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Tenancies & Licences ( 5 )

GN49-15 The Immigration Act 2014 and its application to commercial leases with a residential element

The Immigration Act 2014 brought in the concept of a ‘right to rent’ whereby the landlord would be made responsible for checking that the...

03 December 2015
Legal and Professional, Tenancies & Licences, Business, Guidance Note

GN43-15 Model Clauses Agriculture (Model Clauses Fixed Equipment) (England) Regulations 2015, SI 950

These new ‘model clauses’ set out the obligations of landlord and tenant to maintain fixed equipment as provided by the landlord under the...

29 September 2015
Legal and Professional, Tenancies & Licences, Agricultural Holdings Act (Tenancies) (AHAs), Guidance Note

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Utilities ( 13 )

GN11-14 Electricity Wayleaves - Rates of Payment from 1/04/13

The CLA has worked with the NFU to negotiate recommended rates of payment with the Electricity Industry designed to save members the time and...

01 May 2014
Agriculture & Rural Business, Utilities, Electricity, Guidance Note

GN08-11 Angling and overhead power lines: reducing exclusion zones to increase fishing availability.

The basic default exclusion zone establishes a no fishing area within 30m of electricity apparatus.  In certain circumstances the...

03 June 2011
Agriculture & Rural Business, Utilities, Electricity, Guidance Note

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Waste ( 3 )

Briefing Note: Consultation on reform of the regulatory system to control small sewage discharges

This consultation proposes a new simpler approach to regulating domestic wastewater systems where the discharges are small, for example,...

12 May 2014
Environmental Management, Waste, General, Environmental Permits (IPPC), Guidance Note

GN23-11 Septic Tanks - registering an exemption to discharge. The Environment Agency has agreed to a review of these regulations

On 6 April 2010 it became a requirement for householders to register discharges from septic tanks through the introduction of the Environmental...

19 September 2011
Environmental Management, Waste, General, Environmental Permits (IPPC), Guidance Note

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Water ( 3 )

Briefing Note: Government's proposed new abstraction licensing regime

On 15 January, Defra published its response to its 2013 consultation Making the Most of Every Drop, on reform of the water abstraction...

29 January 2016
Environmental Management, Water, Water Abstraction, Guidance Note

Private Water Supplies Regulation 2009

The regulations will impose new monitoring duties and require the local authority to carry out a risk asssessment on areas of supply.  In...

24 February 2010
Environmental Management, Water, Private Water Supply, Guidance Note

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