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Helen Dale

Helen Dale

Midlands - Rural Adviser

Helen joined the CLA in 2018 and is a Rural Adviser with over 25 years’ experience in the land based sector.

Prior to joining the CLA Helen worked for a conservation NGO for 20 years, with direct responsibility for managing over 2,500 acres of land. Key areas of responsibility included land management contracts, agri-environment schemes and other rural based grants, FBT’s, handling neighbour issues, public access and health & safety. Outside of work Helen runs her own rural business, a field-to-fork enterprise selling rare breed meats and charcuterie direct to the public from her own livestock.

She advises on a wide range of areas to do with land management, rural grants and livestock.


View CLA's library of Guidance Notes

Guidance Note on Certificates of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) and Certificates of Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD)
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...
This Guidance Note provides government planning guidance to support on-farm reservoirs, farm shops, the use of polytunnels, farm tracks and on-farm...
This guidance note sets out the recent changes to the methodology for calculating the occupier's wayleave payment on arable land in England and...
This guidance note sets out when an exemption will need to be registered, a summary of exemptions available and a step by step guide to registering...

Helen Dale's Articles & Blog Posts

CLA Midlands Rural Adviser Helen Dale looks back at the Groundswell conference and the boom of regenerative agriculture