CLA South West provides services and rural representation for members in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Serving members in the South West
The South West is the most important agricultural region in the country - as well as being a major tourist destination, home to two national parks, World Heritage sites and a host of designated fragile and important landscapes.
The CLA in the South West not only represents the interests of the people who own, farm and manage the land, but it also campaigns for the kind of vibrant and healthy rural economy which supports the beauty of the landscape, the diversity of the environment and the populations of our villages and market towns.
We campaign regionally on behalf of our members and the whole rural economy. We lobby national and local Government, respond to consultations and have representation in a range of organisations to safeguard our members' interests.
We use our expertise and experience on rural matters to promote our members' interests and to influence decision-makers. We speak for everyone who believes in a living and working countryside.
Help and advice
Full members enjoy access to a free and unlimited advisory service providing independent, impartial information and advice across the whole spectrum of rural and business issues.
We are fortunate in having three Chartered Surveyors Claire Wright, Tom Mason and Will Langer who bring expertise in all rural policy and land management areas to the CLA team and are based at our Biddestone. Ann Maidment, Director is also a Chartered Surveyor able to advise on policy areas.
If you would like help from our advisors simply contact the regional office - the sooner you call, the sooner we may be able to help you.
Media and Communications
We use our media expertise to maintain a high profile across the region on the issues affecting our members and to support our lobbying activities. You can hear us regularly on local radio and read about us in your local and regional papers and online.
Up to date information – Members receive our monthly magazine with a detailed “regional news” section. They also receive a regular 'ENews' and Member Monthly e-communication (Do we have your email address?), plus access to a wide variety of information leaflets and briefing notes.
Members and their guests can enjoy a wide range of technical, social and professional events and activities.
We run regional conferences, seminars, webinars and workshops on key policy issues plus tax and legal advisory clinics, informal meetings with the SW professional team plus a programme of social visits to the hidden gems of the South West.
You'll find us at the major agricultural shows across the region - Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Bath and West Show and the Devon County Show. We also attend the Honiton Show.
You'll find these in the events section of the website, advertised in our regular e-communications and in Land & Business magazine.
Your Local Branch Committee
Cornwall Branch Committee
President: Rupert Hanbury-Tenison
Chairman: Trish Stone
Vice Chairman: Jan Trefusis
Ex Officio Committee members:
Jonathan Batchelor, Edward Bolitho OBE, Peter Edwards DL JP, Tony Harris FRICS, Iain Mackie, Jimmy Scobie FRICS, Robert Sloman, Victoria Vyvyan, Mike Williams FRICS, Andrew Williams, John Willis MRICS
Roger Borton, Tremayne Carew-Pole, Ed Coode, Elizabeth Fortescue, Chris Gregory MVO Bsc FRICS, Darran Goldby MRICS FAAV, Roger Halliday, Brian Harvey, John Kitson, Mike Pennington, Andrew Ranson, Paul Rice, Phil Reed, Patricia Thomas, Peter Tunstall-Behrens
Nick Lawrence MRICS
Geraint Richards MICFor
Devon Branch Committee
President: Ralph Rayner
Chairman: James Whilding
Vice Chairman: Craig Hodgson
Past National President: David Fursdon DL, MA(Oxon), FRICS, FAAV
Mary Alford, Viv Bennett, Mary Jane Campbell, Alexander Clifford, Matt Cotton, Rob Cotton, Charles Eden, Alistair Handyside, Graham Kerslake, Jane Logan, Greg Page-Turner, Geoff Sayers, Ann Willcocks.
Chris Murray, Earl of Devon C Courtenay, Tom Stratton BSc(Hons) MRICS, Anne Marie Morris MP, Robin Milton, Neil Parish MP, Alex Raeder MRICS.
Dorset Branch Committee
Chairman: Sophie Alexander
Vice Chairman: Paul Tory BSc MRICS
Richard Bond, David Chismon, Paul Dunlop, Andrew Dyke FRAgS, NSch, MIAgrM, Alice Favre, Chris Jowett, Alice Kennard, Rebecca Knox, Sir Christopher Lees, Lara Manningham-Buller, Luke Rake, David Solly, Nick Stone, Peter Webb
Nat Bond, Will Bond, Lord Digby.
Gloucestershire Branch Committee
President: Sir Henry Elwes KCVO JP
Chairman: Robert Killen
Vice Chairman: Thomas Jenner-Fust
Past/Current National Officer:
Henry Robinson, Mark Tufnell
Liam Aggett, Giles Brockbank Dip TP, MRTPI, Alexander George MVO MRICS, Ed Gunnery MRICS MRTPI, The Earl of Harrowby, Henry Lloyd-Baker, Nathan McLoughlin, Douglas Mackellar, Anabel Mackinnon, Charles Mann, Dan Powell, Nicholas Smail
Maisie Jepson, Graham Littleton
Somerset Branch Committee
President: Hugh Warmington
Chairman: David Kenyon
Vice Chairman: Sam Kirkham
Committee members: Ray Adlam, Robert Bailward, Ed Barlow, The Hon Ewen Cameron, Thomas Eames, Katherine Hawke, David Hebditch, Rebecca Kimber-Danger, Alex Madden, Archie Montgomery, Richard Payne, Patrick Rose, Jeff Speke, Jeremy Taylor, Anthony Trollope-Bellew
Co-Opted Members: Charlie Ainge, Ruth Barden, Charles Hignett, , Rebecca Pow MP, Mark Thomasin-Foster.
Wiltshire Branch Committee
President: Jonny Walker
Chairman: Sir Charles Hobhouse
Vice Chairman: Duncan Sigournay
Committee Members: Robin Aird, Alex Barton, Charlotte Boole, Mike Butler, William Cartwright-Hignett, Martin Gibson, Kit Harding, George Hosier, Jonathan Kerr, James Miles-Hobbs.
Co-opted members: Sarah Bird, Michelle Donelan MP, James Gray MP, Tim Moore.
Become a Member
There has never been a more important time to benefit from being a member of the CLA: if you are not already part of our organisation contact the regional office on 01249 700200 or email us to find out more.