GN02-20 Listed Buildings - what listing includes: Fixtures, and attached and curtilage structures (England and Wales)

This Guidance Note concerns what is and is not included in a listing, i.e. the principal building and potentially fixtures, attached structures, and curtilage structures.  It explores the mythology which has grown up on this subject.  It also covers the implications of inclusion, and what members can do to persuade local authorities or others that something is, or is not, included in the listing of a listed building.  It is designed to be read alongside the CLA Guidance Note Getting heritage and other consents.

GN01-20 Listed Buildings: when do I need consent? (England and Wales)

The law requires listed building consent (LBC) for any work to a listed building which affects its 'special interest'.  Work which does not affect special interest - much (perhaps most) work to  listed buildings- therefore does not need consent.  In practice, however, there is almost no substantive 'official' guidance, it can seem very unclear whether LBC is needed or not, and penalties for carrying out work which needed consent without consent can be significant.  This Guidance Note is designed to help members who are in doubt.

The Non-domestic Private Rented sector minimum energy efficiency standards: The future Trajectory to 2030

The CLA has responded to the Government's consultation: Non-domestic Private Rented sector minimum energy efficiency standards: future trajectory to 2030 which proposes to set a minimum EPC rating of band B by 2030.

In our response, we highlight the unique challenge faced by rural commercial buildings given they are off-gas grid and mainly of traditional construction as well as other concerns, such as the assessment methodology, the parallel introduction of tightening domestic minimum requirements and the difficulties of the seven-year payback test.

Katie Ramsey

Katie Ramsey is a Policy Researcher for the Property and Business Team. Katie joined the CLA in July 2019, having just graduated from Oxford University. Projects she's worked on include, Land Value Capture, the Value of Rural Landownership and Labour Supply to the Rural Economy.

Hermione Warmington

Hermione is a Property and Business Policy Adviser who started at the CLA in late 2019. Before joining the CLA Hermione spent just under three years working as a rural surveyor at Holkham Estate. She advises on all matters related to housing.

GN28-19 'Local Heritage Listing' by Local Authorities (England and Wales)

Local authorities can create 'local heritage lists' of heritage assets which are not significant enough to qualify for national listing/scheduling etc but are felt to be of sufficient local significance to be taken into account in planning decisions.  Less than half have local heritage lists, though more may do so in future.  Local heritage listing gives this heritage a significant degree of protection, and may affect (positively or negatively) owners and neighbouring owners.  This Guidance Note explains how it is carried out, what it means, and now members can be involved in, or influence, the process.

Agricultural Tenancies

The CLA responded to the consultations undertaken by DEFRA and the Welsh Government on agricultural tenancy legislation reform.  Both Governments produced very similar consultations suggesting changes which could remove barriers to productivity improvements and facilitate structural change in the tenant farming sector.  Some suggestions were welcomed but others opposed.  In particular, the CLA made it clear that no steps should be taken to prolong the lifetime of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.

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