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

Property Management

  • The Industrial Strategy Green Paper
    13 April 2017

    This is a CLA response to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Green Paper on an Industrial Strategy.

    As background the Industrial...

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  • The adaptation and maintenance of farm buildings
    11 April 2017

    As CLA members are well aware, agriculture and regulatory change has made almost all traditional farm buildings redundant, but it is very difficult to get planning...

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  • Listed Buildings and Curtilage
    03 April 2017

    ‘Curtilage listing’ can invisibly extend listed building protection to other surrounding buildings and structures, even if they are not mentioned in the official list...

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  • The Retro Fit-Up
    01 March 2017

    How Government energy policy is failing older houses across the British countryside


  • Planning for Change
    29 March 2017

    CLA's Planning for Change report sets out CLA policy on rural planning.

Environment & Land Use


Infrastructure & Utilities