Extinction Rebellion (XR) has decided to turn its attention to land ownership, their own information on this can be found here. They intend to encourage a mass trespass on 24 April 2021 which is the anniversary of the Kinder Scout mass trespass in 1932.
The Welsh Government have recently revised the Permitted Development Rights (PDR) in respect to temporary uses of land amongst other PDR. This Guidance Note looks specifically at Class A rights in respect of land. Prior to this temporary amendment, one is able to use land for up to 28 days per calendar year without the need for Planning Permission, in most cases, there are exceptions which are covered in the Note. This amendment grants for 2021, a further 28 days (or 14 days depending on the use) thus totalling 56 days (or 28 days) PDR for such uses, as temporary camp sites using tents. This measure brings Wales broadly in line with England over this temporary extension.
This CLA Briefing Note describes in a few pages the key current heritage issues and problems in England, progress made to date, and changes and reforms needed to create a sound and effective protection system for heritage.
This Guidance Note contains a summary of the law regarding redundancy and aims to help CLA Members navigate the potential pitfalls when managing changes to their work force. Where accommodation has been provided with the job, the situation on redundancy can be further complicated and this is also considered in this note.
This briefing note covers issues with heritage protection in Wales, the largely-complete Historic Environment Review, and the implications of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 for members. The Review has substantially improved heritage planning policy and guidance, after much CLA lobbying, but it has not attempted to solve the biggest problem, the implications of the lack of heritage resource in Welsh local authorities.
Defra published information on the Sustainable Farming Incentive National Pilot on 10 March 2021. This briefing summarises the Defra publication, with information on how the pilot will operate. The full Defra publication is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-scheme-pilot-launch-overview/sustainable-farming-incentive-defras-plans-for-piloting-and-launching-the-scheme
These Regulations came into force on 1 June 2020 (England only) and introduce another important element to the long list of landlords’ legal responsibilities. They place an obligation on private landlords to check compliance with the relevant electrical safety standards in order to ensure that electrical installations in the private rented sector are safe for continued use.
This Guidance Note sets out the scope of the new legislation; the implications for relevant landlords; the enforcement regime and some practical advice on what steps landlords should be taking now.
Members should please note that these Regulations will apply to existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
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 sufficient local significance to be taken into account in planning decisions. Local heritage listing gives this heritage a degree of protection. It may affect (positively or negatively) owners and neighbouring owners, and the CLA has lobbied for years to ensure that it it transparent and proportionate. Less than half of local authorities have local heritage lists, but a Government initiative (in England) seeks to make this more common in future. This Guidance Note explains how local heritage listing is carried out, what it means, and how members can be involved in, or influence, the process.
This Guidance Note contains a summary of the law regarding retirement and aims to help CLA Members navigate the potential pitfalls when managing ageing employees. Where accommodation has been provided with the job, the situation on retirement can be complicated further and this is also considered in this note.
When considering changing a property’s use from residential tenancy to holiday let (or vice versa) there are important issues to consider before making any decisions. This Guidance Note summarises the tenancy, planning and rating considerations when switching and also deals briefly with the tax and insurance implications.