Getting consents for marquees and other temporary structures can be difficult, especially in rural areas and near heritage. This Guidance Note examines when planning permission and/or heritage consents are needed, and how they can be obtained, especially in heritage cases.
This Guidance Note is the only guidance on this subject written from the viewpoint of those who own and manage heritage. It is an introduction to the widespread problem of managing heritage which is in decay, usually because the cost of repairing and/or re-using the building is much greater than any feasible economic return. It also suggests what you can do if there are local authority or Historic England/Cadw repair or compulsory purchase initiatives on buildings you manage or own.
Water abstraction in England and Wales for agricultural purposes represents less than 1% of total abstraction, but the need to reduce water abstraction extends to all current users. There is already evidence of over-abstraction in some catchments and climate change and population growth is expected to increase demand.
This guidance note explains how to correct errors in the depiction of public access, public greenspace or public rights of way which are shown on OS maps.
The European Union has decided to implement a series of “greening simplifications” due to come into effect for the 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The CLA lobbied Defra not to support the proposals on the basis that the greening changes would not provide the desired environmental outcomes and the short timescales for implementation and lack of clear guidance would cause problems. However, they will now become part of the BPS requirements. Some aspects of the changes are clear, but the details of others are still be agreed. This briefing note covers the planned changes and how they may impact upon members’ BPS applications for 2018. The CLA is lobbying for official guidance from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) which is anticipated to be released in September.
This briefing note covers issues with heritage protection in Wales, the ongoing Heritage Protection 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 lack of heritage resource in Welsh local authorities.
'Glamping' is gaining in popularity as a diversification opportunity for CLA members. Many planning authorities are encouraging tourism and leisure and are supportive of farm-based diversification.
When a decision is made on a planning application, only certain issues are taken into account; these are often referred to as material considerations. This handbook will help those applying for planning permission to understand which matters are material (or relevant) and those which are not.
Guidance for landowners and occupiers who are affected by coastal access proposals and who wish to object or make a representation.
Throughout the year and particularly at lambing time, the legal department receives a number of requests for advice on what action a livestock farmer can take when dogs worry their animals.
This note contains advice on reporting such incidents and sets out the circumstances in which the owner of a dog which worries livestock can be prosecuted or sued and considers the actions that the farmer can lawfully take to protect his stock.