The England Catchment Sensitive Farming Capital Grants Scheme 2008-09 is now open for applications. The Catchment Sensitive Farming Initiative (CSF) was introduced in April 2006 with the aim of tackling diffuse pollution from agriculture.
Attached is the CLA's informal response to Defra regarding proposed changes by the Commission to the Less Favoured Areas.
The Government has consulted on how the existing law in relation to residential lettings might be better enforced and suggests a system of "enforced self reg
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) is holding an inquiry
into flooding. Evidence sessions are to begin in October and the Committee's work is intended to contribute to the conclusions of the independently-led 'lessons learned' exercise that the Secretary of State announced on 12 July 2007. The CLA has produced written comments compiled from members' experiences of the recent flooding and put forward views on what steps public authorities should take to address them
The CLA is pleased to respond to the Guidance on the Gas Act 1965. In our response, we emphasise the importance of consultation with landowners who may be a
The GB Invasive Non-native Species Framework Strategy is intended to provide a strategic framework within which the actions of government departments, their related bodies and key stakeholders can be better co-ordinated. Its overall aim is to minimise the risks posed, and reduce the negative impacts caused, by invasive non-native species in Great Britain.
Members who wish to change, underground, remove or are faced with proposed new electricity lines will benefit from the practical advice and legal background to the subject, set out in this Guidance Note.
Energis (now trading as Cable and Wireless) has a longstanding agreement with CLA and NFU on recommended rates for fibre optic cable on electricity pylons. The last agreed rate expired on 1 Dec 2004. In the event, following tough negotiations, in April 2007 CLA and the farming organisations agreed to recommend a package deal to our members based on a five year period which is backdated to come into effect on 1 December 2004 and lasts until 30 November 2010.
A consultation on the proposed regulatory framework for obtaining consent to carry out fencing and other works on common land and the exchange of common land.
The consultation concerns a new power for National Park Authorities (NAOs) to make Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs). The Government had given assurances to the CLA during that private access should not be affected and that the aim of the power was to restrict damaging recreational access. Given these assurances we have argued in the current consultation that two aims are important: