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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

20/11/2019
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...
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...
25/02/2019
This briefing note provides the latest information and the background to Natural England’s position statement and guidance on the use of burning as a...
09/01/2019
Every year the Secretary of State (DEFRA) publishes an announcement of Secretary of State appointed member vacancies on National Park Authorities and...
05/12/2018
The CLA has negotiated a comprehensive national telecoms wayleave framework that sets new rates and provides templates for members to use when...

National Environment & Land Use Advisers

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...
Matt Taylor
Senior Land Use Adviser – Forestry and Woodland
Matt is a professional forester with 20 years’ land management experience. Matt has worked with private landowners, utilities companies, charities...
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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