This Guidance Note gives advice on how to get listed building and planning consents for heritage-related proposals, i.e. proposals which would affect listed buildings, conservation areas, world heritage sites, registered parks and gardens, scheduled and unscheduled monuments and other significant heritage, or land within their settings, in Wales. It has been updated to December 2020. There is a separate Guidance Note for England.
On 30 September, BEIS published the long-awaited consultation on the future trajectory of domestic minimum energy efficiency standards in England and Wales: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-the-energy-performance-of-privately-rented-homes
Most notably, the consultation proposes the tightening minimum standard to EPC Band C from 2025 for new tenancies and by 2028 for all existing tenancies paired with an increase to the landlord cost cap to £10,000. This briefing note provides an overview of the consultation and highlights the CLA's key concerns and recommendations.
This Guidance Note is the only substantive guidance on the subject written from the point of view of managers and owners of heritage in England. It gives advice on how to get listed building and planning consents for heritage-related proposals, i.e. proposals which would affect listed buildings, conservation areas, world heritage sites, registered parks and gardens, scheduled and unscheduled monuments, and other significant heritage, or land within their settings. It has been updated to November 2020. There is a separate Guidance Note for Wales.
This guidance note provides a summary of the available development rights for the change of use of agricultural and other buildings to residential and commercial uses in England. It also includes a summary of temporary permitted development rights for the change of use of drinking establishments, restaurants and cafes to take-away food establishments under Part 4 Temporary buildings and uses of land - Class DA. Class DA has been introduced by the Government to support certain drinking and other establishments during the current coronavirus situation. With effect from 6 April 2021 the time limit has been extended from 23 March 2021 to 23 March 2022.
This guidance note provides a summary of regulations that grant additional days of temporary uses of land. It has been updated to reflect newly published amendments for a revised time limit for 2021.
Reducing heating costs and improving the sustainability of heritage and other existing buildings (including let buildings) in England and Wales.
This guidance note is intended for those members considering entering environmental markets or seeking payments for environmental management of their land. It follows on from a previous CLA guidance note, 'GN04-20: Natural Capital, Public Goods and Environmental Markets', which introduces the concept of natural capital. This note goes into more detail about the types of opportunities available (both now and in the near future) and helps members understand and evaluate the offers.
As a landlord, you are responsible for ensuring the safety of the property you let. This guidance note covers the duties imposed on landlords in relation to gas safety by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSR 1998) as amended by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (GSR 2018).
This guidance note provides an overview of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 which came into force on the 1st September 2019, prohibiting landlords and letting agents from charging tenants a fee which is not permitted within the Act.’
This Guidance Note explains enforcement and prosecution in cases where there is (or it is being claimed that there is) building work which has breached listed building, planning, or scheduled monument law. This is surprisingly common, often because local authorities do not understand the law. It has a strong emphasis on the practical actions members can take in these circumstances.
It does not cover the separate issue of local authority action if buildings are in disrepair (for which see the separate CLA Guidance Note Solutions for problem heritage and heritage at risk).