The Cheshire Branch of the CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has elected Edward Clark as its new Chairman.
A familiar figure to many in the Cheshire rural sector, Edward was the third generation to run his family business, Denton Clark, before joining the national firm of Fisher German as a Partner in 2012 on the merger of the two firms. He specialises in Rural Consultancy and Planning and Development work.
Speaking about his new role, Mr Clark said: “With ever increasing pressures on landowners and farmers both from the market and EU and national legislation the CLA has a key role to play in protecting property rights and in assisting rural businesses to maintain a strong rural economy.”
Formed in 1907, CLA members own and manage around half the rural land in England and Wales and the Cheshire branch is members’ opportunity to raise issue of concern locally, often resulting in the Association lobbying on members’ behalf in Westminster and Brussels.
Mr Clark added: “There are significant challenges ahead, not least HS2, which will have a major impact in Cheshire. The work of the CLA, both locally and nationally, to ensure fair and reasonable compensation for all landowners affected by the scheme will be enormously valuable.”
Phillip Posnett, from Haughton, Tarporley is elected Vice Chairman.
For more information about the CLA visit www.cla.org.uk or call the regional office on 01785 337010