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Truss attacks on solar farms 'misguided'

Truss attacks on solar farms 'misguided'
21-10-2014 02:23 AM | CLA, News, Renewables
Truss attacks on solar farms 'misguided'
Comments made by Environment Secretary Liz Truss about solar farms are 'misguided', according to the Country Land and Business Association. The org...
09-10-2014 01:52 AM | CLA, News, Property News, Renewables
Government 'not recognising landowner concerns' over fracking developments
The Country Land and Business Association has written to Energy Minister Mathew Hancock expressing their concern that the government is failing to rec...
08-10-2014 02:05 AM | Property News, CLA, News
Confusion over Green Belt perpetuates housing crisis, says CLA
The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has said the Government’s continued practice of associating the Green Belt with en...
07-10-2014 12:23 PM | CLA, News, Property News
Think twice over sky lanterns, CLA urges
The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has backed a call by National Parks England to ban sky lanterns. National Park...
29-09-2014 03:41 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Who picks up the pieces if fracking causes damage? asks CLA
The consultation response from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on fracking fails to properly tackle the issue of long-term liabilit...
24-09-2014 02:56 AM | Appointments, CLA, News
Derbyshire CLA elects new chairman
Edward Marshall, a Chartered Surveyor whose family has three generations’ experience of Derbyshire’s rural economy, has been elected Chairman of the C...
11-09-2014 03:07 AM | CLA, News, Property News
HS2 addressing landowners concerns 'too late' - CLA
HS2 Ltd has attempted to address the concerns of landowners affected by the rail link by releasing revised plans of the proposed route. The Country...
15-08-2014 06:51 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Government not respecting property rights over fracking, says CLA
The CLA has accused the Government of having too little regard for property rights and long-term liabilities to meet the demands of energy industry in...
04-08-2014 10:13 AM | Appointments, CLA, News
New chairman for CLA Warwickshire branch
A leading agricultural lawyer and rural business expert has taken over as chair of the Warwickshire branch of the CLA. Paul Rice, a partner at Leam...
24-07-2014 15:39 PM | CLA, News, Shows and Events
CLA Game Fair conservation prize winner announced
An aspiring river keeper is the winner of this year’s CLA Game Fair Conservation Saturday Quiz which took place at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on 1...
21-07-2014 10:06 AM | CLA, News
Health of countryside goes under the microscope in CLA debates
The future development of the countryside was top of the agenda with debates between political and industry leaders at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim P...
21-07-2014 09:36 AM | CLA, Finance, News
Farmers clash with Farage over CAP payments
UKIP’s plans for taking UK farming out of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the European Union are “unrealistic and uncosted” – according to CLA De...
17-07-2014 10:00 AM | CLA, News, Shows and Events
Ministers’ visits to CLA Game Fair will put rural issues in focus
Ministers visiting the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire will have the chance to hear firsthand the concerns of the countryside. Farmin...
10-07-2014 12:01 PM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Growth deal announcement 'must benefit rural economy', says CLA
Government allocations from the national growth pot 'must benefit all sections of the economy', the Country Land and Business Association have said. ...
19-06-2014 03:00 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Stop hiding behind Hybrid Bill and negotiate with landowners, CLA says
Successful bio-diversity offsetting depends on HS2 Ltd’s contact with landowners not proposals in the Hybrid Bill, according to the Country Land and B...
11-06-2014 09:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Concerns around EFAs acknowledged by Defra
Government proposals for Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) as required under the greening criteria of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will avoid comp...
11-06-2014 07:26 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Defra’s septic tank review takes CLA concerns on board
The CLA has said that government proposals to replace the current registration system for septic tanks with a more risk-based system are a step in the...
10-06-2014 10:02 AM | CLA, News
CLA defends environmental work carried out by farmers
The CLA has defended the environmental work carried out by farmers after a group of leading conservation experts claimed the greening element of the C...
05-06-2014 04:03 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Queen's speech shale gas proposals fail to address landowner concerns
Proposals in the Queen's speech yesterday to open up access to shale sites as part of the government's Infrastructure Bill fails to address the concer...
29-05-2014 04:13 AM | CLA, News
CLA takes HS2 fight to Parliament
The CLA has said it will continue to fight for fair treatment over HS2 and has submitted an 18-point petition to Parliament. The organisation said ...
22-05-2014 05:53 AM | CLA, News
Farmers forced to petition HS2 Bill for fair treatment
Time is running out for hundreds of farmers and landowners forced to petition Parliament over the HS2 Hybrid Bill, according to the Country Land and B...
05-05-2014 02:53 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Rent controls will not help those in housing need, says CLA
Labour Party proposals to impose rent controls will not solve the housing crisis, according to the Country Land and Business Association. The organ...
30-04-2014 07:38 AM | CLA, News, Property News
CLA dismayed over property owner omission in HS2 debate
The CLA has said it was dismayed Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin failed to mention property owners in last night’s HS2 debate. The organisa...
28-04-2014 04:18 AM | Shows and Events, CLA, News
Widespread reforms needed for EU agriculture, says CLA
The CLA today set out its vision for agricultural reform in Europe through its manifesto for the European Parliament elections. In Enabling the Cou...
04-04-2014 08:47 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, CLA, News, NFU, Veterinary News
Farmers 'bitterly disappointed' over badger cull halt
Farmers have expressed great disappointment over Environment Secretary Owen Paterson's plans to abandon a roll-out of the badger cull programme. C...
20-03-2014 05:51 AM | News, Property News, CLA
HS2 'failing landowners and the environment'
The CLA yesterday told the Environmental Audit Select Committee that HS2 Ltd had missed the opportunity to deliver a better environment. The organ...
20-03-2014 05:10 AM | NFU, Property News, Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Budget fails to benefit farms, says CLA
The Chancellor's budget speech fails to benefit unincorporated rural businesses such as farms, according to the Country Land and Business Association....
11-03-2014 03:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Survey finds broad support among Europeans for new CAP
Over three-quarters of Europeans believe the common agricultural policy (CAP) benefits all EU citizens and over 90% support the main trends of the new...
24-02-2014 05:52 AM | CLA, News, Property News
CLA takes HS2 campaign to Westminster
The CLA today hosted a panel discussion in Parliament to discuss compensation arrangements for HS2, the issue of blight and a CLA - proposed property ...
20-02-2014 02:26 AM | CLA, News, Shows and Events
Twitter training for Midlands farmers
Farmers and landowners wanting to find out more about social media are being invited by the CLA to attend special training sessions in Derbyshire, Rut...
20-02-2014 02:01 AM | Sheep, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News, NFU, Pigs, Arable, Cattle
UK and Irish unions thrash out livestock concerns
UK and Irish farming unions met this week in Stirling to discuss issues facing the livestock industry. Representatives from NFU, NFU Cymru, Ulster ...
27-01-2014 02:03 AM | CLA, News, Property News
HS2 statement 'ignores the impact on landowners'
The extension of the HS2 Environmental Statement response deadline 'allows more time for its consideration', according to the Country Land and Busines...
14-01-2014 02:20 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Flood fears follow devastation for CLA members
The CLA today said many of its members have been hit by devastating flood damage and now fear Government budget cuts have potentially left them legall...
19-12-2013 11:42 AM | CLA, Finance, News
Victims of new runway must also be fairly compensated, says CLA
The CLA today said CLA proposed compulsory purchase reforms must also be applied to those hit by a proposed runway at Heathrow or Gatwick airport. ...
18-12-2013 10:19 AM | CLA, News
Government urged to plug 'unfair' loophole in Water Bill
As MPs prepare to debate the Water Bill during its committee stage tomorrow (17 December) the CLA is urging that support be given to an amendment prop...
02-12-2013 10:09 AM | CLA, Finance, News
CLA lobbying triggers AD review
CLA lobbying has led to a Government review of Feed-in Tariffs for small-scale anaerobic digestion (AD). The CLA, working with industry partners, ...
28-11-2013 11:48 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
Reform of compulsory purchase system needed 'more than ever'
Immediate reform of the compulsory purchase system is needed following the first reading of the Hybrid Bill – a milestone for HS2, the Country Land an...
15-11-2013 06:33 AM | Appointments, CLA, News
Henry Robinson elected CLA President
Henry Robinson, who farms 1,000 acres in Gloucestershire and previously served as the Association’s Deputy President and Vice-President, was elected a...
13-11-2013 01:20 AM | CLA, Machinery and Equipment, News
Tractor speed move will cut red tape, says CLA
The CLA has said it welcomed the Department for Transport’s decision to open a consultation to raise the maximum speed for tractors and increase the m...
11-11-2013 05:32 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
Farming unions issue joint statement to welcome CAP allocation
The Presidents of the NFU, NFU Cymru and the Ulster Farmers’ Union have welcomed the decision on the allocation of the CAP budget between England, Wal...
01-11-2013 10:03 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Defra CAP decisions may hamper agricultural development
Defra’s consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) may hinder agricultural development - the foundation of the rural economy, according to t...
17-10-2013 08:32 AM | CLA, News, Property News
'Planning proposals could help solve the rural housing crisis', says CLA
Government proposals to deregulate the planning laws will provide 'critically needed new housing' in rural areas, according to the Country Land and Bu...
04-10-2013 07:34 AM | Crops, News, Arable, Cereal, CLA
'Grasp chance to axe EU soil directive', says CLA
The CLA said its continued lobbying of Brussels to drop the EU Soils Directive will save the UK £5billion implementation costs if it is successfully b...
16-09-2013 03:08 AM | Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
CAP payments must help upland farmers, says CLA
The CLA today called for the redistribution of CAP payments to benefit upland farmers. The Association said if, as seems likely, upland farmers lo...
05-09-2013 02:31 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
Consultation on HS2 bond scheme 'urgently needed,' says CLA
The CLA said today that a consultation on a property bond scheme for the HS2 high speed rail project is urgently needed to help landowners. CLA Pr...
20-07-2013 02:30 AM | CLA, News
Step up with ideas for red tape reform, says CLA
Now is the time for innovative ideas to reduce red tape in the farming industry, according to Country Land and Business Association President Harry Co...
11-07-2013 03:41 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
HS2 compulsory purchases 'must be fair', says CLA
The CLA has told MPs that compulsory purchases made because of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail link must be fair. CLA President Harry Cotterell ye...
10-07-2013 01:01 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
Government 'indifferent' to HS2 compensation, says CLA
The Government announcement on HS2 safeguarding continues to ignore the issue of compensation, according to the Country Land and Business Association....
08-07-2013 02:51 AM | News, CLA
Natural England should improve access, warns group
The CLA has pushed for Natural England to curb its enthusiasm for permanent additional access to private land in light of departmental cuts. The A...
27-05-2013 09:41 AM | CLA, News
Tourism is key for rural economy says Cotterell
More needs to be done by the government and the tourism industry to boost visitor numbers in England and Wales, according to the Country Land and Busi...
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