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Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks

East - Rural Adviser

Rachel is a Rural Adviser in the East of England. She is a BASIS and FACTS-qualified agronomist, and before joining the CLA she worked for Hutchinsons, advising farm and estate owners on crop husbandry and related matters. She also spent a year in Canada working as an agronomist, and upon her return was employed by the 10,500 acre Euston Estate in Suffolk where she was involved in a wide variety of estate and farm matters. She advises CLA members on a range of rural issues including BPS, ELS/HLS, Countryside Stewardship and availability of grants. 

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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...
22/07/2019
This guidance note covers the requirement for EPCs for buildings being let or sold.  It has been updated to July 2019.
01/07/2019
Agriculture and land use contributes to around 10% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon accounting on farms is one of the best ways to...
27/06/2019
This is the only substantive guidance written from the point of view of owners of heritage and traditional buildings.  It covers ways of cutting...

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