Welcome to the CLA’s campaigns blog!

Here our teams in Westminster and Cardiff and the CLA regions post their latest thoughts and views on the issues that matter to CLA members giving you the inside track on why decisions are being made, the politics behind them and most importantly what the CLA is doing on its members behalf. It is designed to give its readers an insight into the goings on both in Westminster and Cardiff.

Hopefully you find it a useful read and please get in touch if there is a topic you would like to see covered.

Happy reading.  


  • 18 April 2019

    CLA Land Use Policy Adviser Alice Ritchie examines the impacts of climate change and the growing public debate surrounding the role of Government following the demand for stronger policies from groups such as Extinction Rebellion.  

  • 17 April 2019

    CLA Land Use Policy Adviser, Fraser McAuley looks at how advances in agricultural technology, mapping software and techniques are giving farmers the potential to grow productivity.

  • 16 April 2019

    Andrew Shirley, CLA Chief surveyor provides an insight on what the abolition of Section 21 notices of the Housing Act will mean for landlords.

  • 12 April 2019

    Fenella Collins, CLA Head of Planning comments on the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government's (MHCLG) announcement that they want to ensure faster decision-making within the planning system.

  • 11 April 2019

    CLA Public Affairs Adviser Eleanor Wood examines the extension the EU have granted the UK and what could happen in the meantime.

  • 09 April 2019

    CLA South East Rural Adviser, Megan lock, comments on the countryside code and provides tips on how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.

  • 05 April 2019

    CLA Director of External Affairs Tom Bartošák-Harlow provides the latest update on the Brexit negotiations.

  • 03 April 2019

    Claire Wright, CLA East Rural Surveyor, talks about recent work to combat hare coursing and other poaching offences.

  • 02 April 2019

    CLA Land Use Policy Adviser Fraser McAuley discusses the impact of the recent dry weather on the countryside and looks at what approach CLA members can take.

  • 01 April 2019

    Louise Speke, CLA Chief Tax Adviser, discusses VAT related queries that she and her team deal with regularly, and looks at the approach you should take.