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New Act threatens landowners’ rights, warns CAAV

Landowners stand to lose millions of pounds of potential development value under government proposals to grant large developers the right to acquire land for housing. Under the Housing and Planning Act (HPA) 2016, developers of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects – such as large transport links, energy lines, and water pipes – will be able to […]

Sheep and Goat keepers – have you submitted your annual inventory?

Sheep and Goat keepers – have you submitted your annual inventory?

Sheep and goat keepers in Wales are being reminded to submit their annual inventory form by February 1, to avoid potential penalties. The form can be submitted by either logging onto the EID Cymru website (www.eidcymru.org) , or by returning the paper form in the pre-paid envelope. Once the form has been submitted keepers will […]

NFU provides evidence to GCA review

NFU provides evidence to GCA review

The Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) has played a major role in changing the culture and behaviours of the 10 biggest UK retailers. That’s the view of the NFU which has submitted evidence as part of a Government review into unfair trading practices, alongside the statutory review of the GCA role. NFU President Meurig Raymond said […]

Hope at last for UK Bison Farmers, says MEP

Hope at last for UK Bison Farmers, says MEP

Bison Farmers across the UK are now one step closer to solving a number of difficulties they had been facing with UK and EU legislation thanks to Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin. The issue facing Bison farmers was first brought to Miss McClarkin’s attention by Leicestershire bison farmers, George and Ruth Wakeling, of Bouverie Lodge, who […]

Landowners back plans to seize vehicles caught fly-tipping

Landowners back plans to seize vehicles caught fly-tipping

Landowners have backed plans to seize the vehicles of people caught fly-tipping in the countryside. The CLA which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses has responded to a government consultation on fly-tipping in support of apprehending vehicles involved in the crime and said it had called for culprits to be dealt with more robustly for […]

Grassland farmers must wake up to changing pesticide rules

Grassland farmers must wake up to changing pesticide rules

While many farmers who use professional pesticides on grassland are aware of the need to protect water, a significant number remain unaware of the imminent changes in legislation to use and apply such products, according to The Voluntary Initiative (VI). A survey undertaken by the VI and the Pesticides Forum during summer/autumn 2014 showed that […]

Tractor speed move will benefit British farming and make roads safer

Tractor speed move will benefit British farming and make roads safer

The CLA today (21 October) said the Government’s announcement to increase the maximum speed limit for conventional tractors from next March will make British farming more competitive and the roads safer. The organisation, which represents landowners, farms and rural businesses, said it welcomed the changes to tractor speeds but was disappointed that the maximum weight […]

Farmers get £62m annual boost as tractor weight and speed limits are increased

Farmers get £62m annual boost as tractor weight and speed limits are increased

Britain’s farmers are set for a bumper harvest as the government slashes red tape to boost tractor weight and speed limits, Transport Minister Claire Perry announced today. The government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government will also develop detailed proposals for […]

Confusion over Green Belt perpetuates housing crisis

Confusion over Green Belt perpetuates housing crisis

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has said the Government’s continued practice of associating the Green Belt with environmentally protected designations is misleading the public and preventing critically needed houses from being built. The organisation said the Government is consistently failing to distinguish between the Green Belt which may, or may not […]

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