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Alice Ritchie

Alice Ritchie

Land Use Policy Adviser

Alice is a Land Use Policy Adviser who has been with the CLA since November 2018. She previously worked for the New Zealand government on agriculture, forestry and climate change policy and is a qualified barrister and solicitor, specialising in environmental law. Alice advises on matters concerning climate change and water policy. Areas covered include mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to climate change, water management and water quality. A key role for Alice will be in shaping the CLA’s climate change policy, particularly as the issue moves further up the government’s agenda.

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This Guidance Note introduces the concept of natural capital as a way of measuring and managing the environmental impacts of businesses. It outlines...
In 2015 new rules for private sewage systems came into force requiring that any septic tank which currently discharges directly to a water course be...
This Guidance Note concerns what is and is not included in a listing, i.e. the principal building and potentially fixtures, attached structures, and...
On 15 January 2020 the government published its second iteration of the Agriculture Bill. The Agriculture Bill initially failed to make it through...
Listed building consent (LBC) is required for any work to a listed building which affects its 'special interest'.  Much (perhaps most) work to listed...

Alice Ritchie's Articles & Blog Posts

CLA Land Use Adviser Alice Ritchie runs the rule over the Committee on Climate Change’s report
CLA Land Use Policy Adviser Alice Ritchie speaks out on the CLA wins in Defra's consultation, Improving our management of water in the environment ...
CLA Land Use Policy Adviser Alice Ritchie on her top five takeaways from the CLA Climate Change Summit which took place earlier this week.
CLA Land Use Policy Adviser Alice Ritchie looks at the Government's recent announcement for net-zero emissions by 2050 
CLA Land Use Policy Adviser Alice Ritchie comments on the recently published Net Zero report and the impact of new targets on the world of...