Advice Library


14 September 2018
The Government has published the Agriculture Bill, the first piece of domestic farming legislation in decades. The CLA has produced a guide that tells you what is in the Bill and our views but most importantly what it means for farmers and landowners across the country.


14 February 2017

This Briefing Note sets out an analysis of the Planning reforms outlined in the Housing White Paper together with some CLA commentary.

25 May 2016

This Briefing Note provides a summary of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 Part 6 Planning for England and includes CLA commentary.

04 May 2016

This guidance note provides an explanation of what constitutes commencement of development by reference to the definition of "material operations".


10 November 2016

The law governing horses is very broad and as a landowner it is essential to know about the key considerations when entering into agreements around horses. This handbook covers the issues which are raised most commonly by CLA members. 

Property & Business

18 January 2016

It is important for any business – whether it is a start-up, an established concern, or one that is seeking to diversify – to have in place a viable business plan which sets out the strategic, operational and financial aims of the business. A business plan is vital in securing capital or grant funding. Without a viable and robust business plan access to finance will not be available.

Infrastructure & Utilities


08 October 2013

This handbook will help farmers and landowners to decide whether to and how to pass the farm on to the next generation. The timely handover of a farm from one generation to the next is important from a productivity standpoint and for the wellbeing of the farming family.