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The CLA's Planning team advises on topics including: appeals, applications, CIL, green belt, national parks, change of use, designations, assets of community value, development orders, listed buildings, redundant buildings, local development plans and more.

Planning Guidance Notes

Guidance Note on Certificates of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) and Certificates of Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD)
This Guidance Note provides government planning guidance to support on-farm reservoirs, farm shops, the use of polytunnels, farm tracks and on-farm...
  This guidance note provides advice on the planning policy context and government guidance for rural workers’ dwellings by reference to the National...
Housing development is one of the most significant challenges currently facing the country.  This is likely to result in more development...
This guidance note provides advice about the regulations concerning Class Q - change of use of farm buildings to dwellings.

National Planning Advisers

Andrew Shirley
Chief Surveyor
Andrew is Chief Surveyor. He deals with policy and advice on infrastructure, utilities, compulsory purchase, telecoms agricultural tenancies,...
Fenella Collins MRICS
Head of Planning
Fenella is a chartered surveyor (Rural Board) with 19 years experience advising CLA members about matters related to development management and...
Jonathan Thompson
Heritage Adviser
Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DipM has been advising CLA members on heritage since 2006. He is an Oxford University history and economics graduate.  He...
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