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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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16/01/2020
The law requires listed building consent (LBC) for any work to a listed building which affects its 'special interest'.  Work which does not affect...
25/11/2019
Guidance Note on Certificates of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) and Certificates of Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD)
20/11/2019
Under new rules, if your septic tank currently discharges directly to a surface water you must replace or upgrade the system by 1 January 2020.  This...
18/11/2019
This Guidance Note provides government planning guidance to support on-farm reservoirs, farm shops, the use of polytunnels, farm tracks and on-farm...
18/11/2019
This guidance note sets out the recent changes to the methodology for calculating the occupier's wayleave payment on arable land in England and...

Alice Ritchie's Articles & Blog Posts

25/07/2019
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 ...
04/07/2019
CLA Land Use Policy Adviser Alice Ritchie on her top five takeaways from the CLA Climate Change Summit which took place earlier this week.
14/06/2019
CLA Land Use Policy Adviser Alice Ritchie looks at the Government's recent announcement for net-zero emissions by 2050 
02/05/2019
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...
18/04/2019
CLA Land Use Policy Adviser Alice Ritchie examines the impacts of climate change and the growing public debate surrounding the role of Government...