Many or most CLA members have archaeological features on their land. This Guidance Note explains the ways in which they are protected, by scheduling and/or via the planning system, how they can be managed, and how you can get consents for change.
This document sets out the CLA's evidence to The Raynsford Review of Planning call for evidence.
Technological advancement, falling costs and the increasing use of distributed generation within the UK's electricity supply means that, whilst the battery storage sector is still in its infancy, it is a hot topic in UK energy market.
This guidance note provides CLA members with an introduction to large scale battery technology exploring their role in the electricity supply and the potential opportunity as well as highlighting some aspects to consider from a landowner perspective.
The CLA has responded to the Government's consultation on the design of the braodband Universal Service Obligation. The CLA has made clear that there will need to be a co-ordinated Government/industry approach to the implementation of the 10Mbps USO so that rural areas will be able to benefit from universal broadband coverage.
Getting consents for marquees and other temporary structures can be difficult, especially in rural areas and near heritage. This Guidance Note examines when planning permission and/or heritage consents are needed, and how they can be obtained, especially in heritage cases.
The Wales Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee is undertaking a rapid select committee inquiry into the historic environment, following the publication of new heritage policy and guidance in 2016-17, and the Historic Environemnt (Wales) Act 2016. The CLA was closely involved in both, and the CLA evidence generally supports the Act and Cadw's new best practice guidance, but suggests better ways of addressing the problem of buildings at risk, and expresses strong concerns about the dangerous system of 'preservation notices' in a last-minute addition to the Act. In addition it points out the need to reform the current very labour-intensive heritage protection system, so that it can operate much more effectively within the limited levels of resourcing which will actually be available on the ground.
This Guidance Note is the only guidance on this subject written from the viewpoint of those who own and manage heritage. It is an introduction to the widespread problem of managing heritage which is in decay, usually because the cost of repairing and/or re-using the building is much greater than any feasible economic return. It also suggests what you can do if there are local authority or Historic England/Cadw repair or compulsory purchase initiatives on buildings you manage or own.
This briefing note covers issues with heritage protection in Wales, the ongoing Heritage Protection Review, and the implications of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 for members. The Review has substantially improved heritage planning policy and guidance, after much CLA lobbying, but it has not attempted to solve the biggest problem, the lack of heritage resource in Welsh local authorities.
This article examines Class Q development regulations – the change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling, and recent case law. By CLA Head of Planning Policy Fenella Collins
Enabling development is development (often housing development) which would normally be argued to be 'unacceptable', but which becomes acceptable because it rescues heritage at risk. Historic England (HE) advice on enabling development has always been very negative, putting a long series of hurdles in the way.