The CLA has responded to the House of Lords' Inquiry into Less Favoured Areas. The Inquiry is focussing on the planned review of the Less Favoured Area supp
The regulations would require Local Authorities to complete risk assessments of all small and large suppliers within 5 years of the regulations coming into
force. Risk assessments will involve surveying the private water supply to minimise the contamination of source water. The proposed regulations recommend that councils may also charge to carry out a risk assessment, sampling and audit. It is the CLA's view that there is a real danger that more powers may be given to Local Authorities than is necessary or than what is required under the Directive. The CLA think that existing control measures are sufficient.
Many members have electricity substations on their land. The Updated Guidance Note provides new comparable evidence and details the law and practical advice on securing an open market rent.
The new Nitrate Vulnerable Zones regulations will require investment in additional slurry storage on many let farms. The new joint CLA/NFU Guidance
Note covers the issues that arise in these circumstances between landlord and tenant on holdings let on traditional tenancies
The CLA welcomes the increase in age in testing, having been convinced by the evidence provided. The CLA would also like to stress the importance of pressing forward, as laid down in the TSE Roadmap, and the primacy of sound science when dealing with these matters.
The revised Guidance Note provides the background and helpful hints on how best to approach the sometimes vexed question of moving electricity equipment, and describes the statutory dispute resolution framework.
The attached response gives the CLA view on the future development of The National Forest prepared in response to The National Forest to 2014 consultation
Coastal Access: this Briefing Note summarises the Government's report - ""Taking forward the Marine Bill: the Government's response to pre-legislative scrutiny and public consultation. It also details CLA reaction to the announcement and the way forward.
The attached response sets out some CLA solutions for improving the planning system.
This Guidance Note summarises the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, which has replaced the old test of whether a property is fit for human habitation.