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Fenella Collins MRICS

Fenella Collins MRICS

Head of Planning

Fenella is a chartered surveyor (Rural Board) with 19 years experience advising CLA members about matters related to development management and planning policy.

An important part of Fenella’s role is researching, developing and promoting CLA policy across Planning-related issues as they effect rural economies, communities and environment. Over the years, Fenella has delivered some important lobbying successes including at national planning policy levels, and in changes to planning regulation especially permitted development rights for farm buildings, amongst others. Fenella is also responsible for advising on designated areas regulation and policy too  Before joining the CLA, she worked, as a chartered surveyor, at Faulkner’s Chartered Surveyors in Hertfordshire after returning to university to undertake a Rural Land Management degree and a MSc in Forestry. Prior to this, Fenella worked for IBM for 13 years.

Relevant guidance notes

25/11/2019
Guidance Note on Certificates of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) and Certificates of Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD)
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...
19/08/2019
  This guidance note provides advice on the planning policy context and government guidance for rural workers’ dwellings by reference to the National...
02/08/2019
Housing development is one of the most significant challenges currently facing the country.  This is likely to result in more development...
12/06/2019
This guidance note provides advice about the regulations concerning Class Q - change of use of farm buildings to dwellings.

Fenella Collins Mrics's Articles & Blog Posts

27/09/2019
CLA Head of Planning Fenella Collins explores the potential implications of the Glover Review for CLA members
27/06/2019
Fenella Collins, CLA Head of Planning looks at how the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) incorporates supporting a prosperous rural...
23/04/2019
Fenella Collins, CLA Head of Planning stresses the importance of the landowning voice being heard on the authorities and boards that govern...
22/10/2013
  The CLA today said Government planning proposals to simplify the process of transforming agricultural buildings into homes is a much-needed boost...