Policy Library

The CLA is your voice in Government. We influence Government policy at local, national and European level by arguing our members' case from a strong base of evidence, informing key decision-makers and opinion-formers of our members' needs. CLA experts represent the interests of members at all stages in policy development and legislative process and regularly succeed in effecting significant change.

In this section find a searchable collection of CLA policy and lobbying documents, including consultation responses, briefings, letters to MPs and policy reports.

Policy work

Environment & Land Use

  • Wildlife Licence Charges
    23 January 2018

    The CLA have responded to an England only consultation on introducing charges when applying for a licence for managing European Protected Species.  The stated purpose...

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  • National Policy Statement for Water Resources
    02 January 2018

    The CLA broadly supports the consultation proposal to create a National Policy Statement for Water Resources as a means of increasing the rate of water infrastructure...

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Property Management


  • Drinking Water Regulations 2017
    27 October 2017

    DEFRA has consulted on various changes to the Drinking Water Regulations.  The CLA has responded expressing concerns about the additional costs that could be imposed...

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