CLA response to the Defra consultation on the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme

CLA submits views on new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme to Defra

Following extensive discussion with members, the CLA has submitted feedback on the ideas set out in the Government’s ELM Policy Discussion Document. Defra’s policy document outlined plans for the scheme, which will be split into 3 tiers and is due to be piloted nationally next year. In response, the CLA highlighted a number of areas where further work was needed

Challenges and Choices

The CLA has responded to the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) 'Challenges and Choices' consultation on water management in Wales.  CLA Cymru called for NRW to ensure farmers and landowners are represented in any decisions on water issues, that water for food production to be highly prioritised and for all aspects of water management to be looked at in conjunction, including flooding, water quality, abstraction and pollution.

Delivery of Housing through the Planning System

The CLA have responded to the Welsh Government consultation: 'Delivery of housing through the planning system' which proposes to reform the monitoring mechanism of housing delivery.

The CLA have responded to this consultation and made clear that the under-supply of housing in Wales cannot be solved by changing the monitoring mechanism, but requires planning authorities to have up to date local development plans, be properly resourced, skilled and funded and encourage the development of smaller sites.

GN19-19 Rent Smart Wales and Mandatory Landlord Registration

This guidance note summarises the legislative requirements for Landlords and Residential Lettings Agents registration in Wales.  CLA members must meet these requirements if letting residential properties in Wales, either directly or via an agent.  Specifically, the Guide covers mandatory registration with Rent Smart Wales under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Legislation relating to the Private Rented Sector in Wales is changing.  Further guidance notes will be issued shortly relating to proposed new forms of residential tenancy and restrictions on Landlord and Agent Fees in Wales.

Ecclesiastical exemption and guidance on scheduled monuments (Wales) - Heritage

This was a consultation on draft new Cadw/Welsh Government guidance Managing scheduled monuments in Wales.  The draft already reflected comments made by the CLA on an earlier draft, but this response makes a few further comments to improve the text and to clarify that there can, in some cases, be good reasons to make changes to scheduled monuments. 


GN11-18 Getting heritage consents and heritage-relevant planning consents in Wales

This Guidance Note is the only substantive guidance on this subject written from the point of view of managers and owners of heritage in Wales.  It gives advice on how to get listed building and planning consents for heritage-releated proposals, i.e. proposals which would affect listed buildings, conservation areas, world heritage sites, registered parks and gardens, scheduled and unscheduled monuments, and other significant heritage, or land within their settings.  It has been updated to March 2018.  There is a separate Guidance Note for England.


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