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The CLA's Land Use team advises on topics including: agri-environment schemes and Countryside Stewardship, forestry and woodlands, cross compliance, deer, flooding and flood defences, uplands, Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE), hedges, farm birds, weeds, offsetting, climate change, soil, water, and more.

Environment & Land Use Guidance Notes

26/06/2020
Defra released a consultation on June 19 on the UK government’s Tree Strategy for England. The consultation document sets out Defra’s current...
29/05/2020
This note provides information on the Woodland Carbon Guarantee (WCaG). This is a £50m government scheme which provides a financial incentive to land...
03/04/2020
In late February 2020, UK Government announced a phasing out of sales of house coal within three years and restrictions on sales of wet wood from...
20/03/2020
This Guidance Note introduces the concept of natural capital as a way of measuring and managing the environmental impacts of businesses. It outlines...
29/01/2020
In 2015 new rules for private sewage systems came into force requiring that any septic tank which currently discharges directly to a water course be...

National Environment & Land Use Advisers

Graham Clark
Senior Land Use Policy Adviser (Forestry, Woodlands & Energy)
Graham is Senior Land Use Policy Adviser (Forestry, Woodlands & Energy) at the CLA. He was previously Rural Surveyor for the CLA's South West...
Susan Twining
Chief Land Use Policy Adviser
Susan has been the CLA Chief Land Use Policy adviser since 2017. Prior to this she was an Associate Director and head of the Sustainable Food and...
Director of Policy and Advice
Judicaelle Hammond is the CLA's Director of Policy and Advice. Previous to the CLA, Judicaelle worked as a senior civil servant. She has over 20...
Harry Greenfield
Senior Land Use Policy Adviser
Harry is a senior policy adviser who has been with the CLA since 2018. Before joining the CLA he worked for 10 years in a range of roles related to...
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...
Fraser McAuley
Land Use Policy Adviser
Fraser is a Land Use Policy Adviser who has worked for the CLA for over two years. Following an undergraduate degree in agriculture from Aberystwyth...
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