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 Guidance Note updates the guidance produced earlier this year by the CLA, aiming to make it clearer what is required by the 2020 deadline, as well as covering the other rules and regulations related to private sewage systems.
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.
Housing development is one of the most significant challenges currently facing the country. This is likely to result in more development opportunities for CLA members. This guidance note provides general advice about Development Agreements for land proposed for housing development.
This guidance note covers the requirement for EPCs for buildings being let or sold. It has been updated to July 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 start measuring and then reducing the emissions produced on-farm. This Guidance Note explains the basics of carbon accounting, recommends two carbon calculating tools available for land managers and explains how to interpret the results. The Guidance Note also runs through the different farm management practices that can help reduce emissions for a variety of farm systems.