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 upgraded. Initially, the Environment Agency gave a deadline of January 2020 by which existing non-compliant tanks must upgrade. This deadline has now been relaxed, however, the CLA is advising members to act promptly if they are looking to sell their property or if their system is causing pollution. This Guidance Note outlines the regulations and provides advice on how to comply.
This Guidance Note concerns what is and is not included in a listing, i.e. the principal building and potentially fixtures, attached structures, and curtilage structures. It explores the mythology which has grown up on this subject. It also covers the implications of inclusion, and what members can do to persuade local authorities or others that something is, or is not, included in the listing of a listed building. It is designed to be read alongside the CLA Guidance Note Getting heritage and other consents.
On 15 January 2020 the government published its second iteration of the Agriculture Bill. The Agriculture Bill initially failed to make it through the last Parliament due to the Brexit deadlock and general election.
Listed building consent (LBC) is required for any work to a listed building which affects its 'special interest'. Much (perhaps most) work to listed buildings will not affect special interest, and therefore does not need consent. In practice, however, the 'official' guidance is minimal, it can appear very unclear whether LBC is needed or not, and penalties for carrying out work which needed consent without consent can be substantial. This Guidance Note is designed to help members with heritage who are in doubt.
Guidance Note on Certificates of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) and Certificates of Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD)
This Guidance Note provides government planning guidance to support on-farm reservoirs, farm shops, the use of polytunnels, farm tracks and on-farm flood protection and alleviation works. It is aimed at assisting both applicants and planning authorities with decision-making about these farm-based developments.
This guidance note sets out the recent changes to the methodology for calculating the occupier's wayleave payment on arable land in England and includes a table of 2019 payment rates for the owner's payment and occupier's payment on arable, grassland and hedgerow.
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 an exemption on the PRS Exemptions Register.
This guidance note provides an overview of EPCs and MEES ahead of the 1st April 2020 deadine. It covers whether your property is captured by the Regulations, how to register an exemption, the CLA's approach to listed buildings and conservation areas and practical EPC advice.
Local authorities can create 'local heritage lists' of heritage assets which are not significant enough to qualify for national listing/scheduling etc but are felt to be of sufficient local significance to be taken into account in planning decisions. Less than half have local heritage lists, though more may do so in future. Local heritage listing gives this heritage a significant degree of protection, and may affect (positively or negatively) owners and neighbouring owners. This Guidance Note explains how it is carried out, what it means, and now members can be involved in, or influence, the process.