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:
This is CLA's response to the Defra consultation on how flood and coastal erosion risk management will be assessed and prioritised in the future. Whilst, we largely support the new measures proposed, which include separating flooding and coastal erosion budgets, we have made suggestions to improve the system to make it more equitable for rural areas and ensure that risk to economic activity is given greater weighting.
The CLA has responded to the WAG consultation on "Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 - Statutory Guidance under section 69 of the Act relating to the requirement for local authorities to have regard to the needs of people with mobility problems when authorising stiles and gates".
CLA are supportive of the EA having direct responsibility for strategic coastal management as this will allow a more holistic approach. It is important the implementation of a strategic coastal management plan has the required funds to ensure that those who lose out for wider economic/community/environmental benefit are adequately recompensed. It is recommended that in time coastal management will extend to not just cover erosion and flood risk but the wider issues spatial planning, habitat management, community and social well being, heritage protection.
The CLA support an integrated approach to coastal management and would support the Environment Agency in a strategic role working with other delivery partners on this approach.
If your allocation of Single Payment Scheme entitlements appears to be reduced or penalised as a result of a genuine mistake or error on your 2005 application form, and you wish to appeal this, then this Guidance Note sets out the provisions to refer to in your appeal, in the Scheme Guidance, and EU regulations
The options presented in the consultation are successor arrangements to the current Hill Farm Allowance (HFA) as part of the new England Rural Development Pr
The CLA response to the Consultation on the Rural Development Programme for England 2007-13 calls for the Government to stand by its commitments to make envi