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Andrew Shirley

Andrew Shirley MRICS

Chief Surveyor

Andrew is Chief Surveyor. He deals with policy and advice on infrastructure, utilities, compulsory purchase, telecoms agricultural tenancies, valuations, non-domestic rates, council tax and minerals.  He is also secretary to the Institutional Landowners Group and the Minerals Working Party. Andrew leads the Property Management team who cover national policy and advice for rural business, diversification, digital connectivity, planning, housing, historic environment, designations, tourism and economics.

Andrew has been with the CLA for over 20 years working across the regions from the East to North Wales, whilst also at different times fulfilling national roles of arable adviser and access adviser.  Prior to the CLA, Andrew worked with ADAS and Carter Jonas. Andrew is a landowner and also a District Councillor.

Relevant guidance notes

03/04/2017
This Briefing Note provides a very brief summary about the changes made to the Planning Act 2008 by section 60 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016,...
20/03/2017
Following the uproar to the large increases in the draft 2017 valuation lists and the concern of many businesses that they were facing increases that...
01/10/2015
These Regulations come into effect on 1st October 2015 and there is no grace period for compliance.  They will place a duty on most landlords of let...
14/04/2015
In 2013 The Government announced the Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) in which £150 million would be invested to improve mobile coverage in areas...
05/12/2014
This Briefing outlines the CLA's appearance before the House of Commons Hybid Bill Committee on 17th and 18th November 2014.  

Andrew Shirley Mrics's Articles & Blog Posts

22/08/2019
Following the review into HS2, CLA Chief Surveyor Andrew Shirley covers the questions on farmer's and landowner's mind 
16/04/2019
Andrew Shirley, CLA Chief surveyor provides an insight on what the abolition of Section 21 notices of the Housing Act will mean for landlords.
01/02/2019
Andrew Shirley, CLA Chief surveyor comments that “without cracking the challenge of making villages sustainable, by developing better planning...