The current land purchase system – used for the delivery of major infrastructure projects such as HS2, road schemes and other infrastructure – is inherently unfair to individual farmers and landowners and leads to extended periods of uncertainty, hardship negotiation and dispute. This can cause delays and costs in delivery of projects, a fact acknowledged by the Chancellor in March when he began consultation on reform.
Representing landowners, farmers and rural businesses, the CLA continues to lead the campaign for reform. It is making its call in a submission to the Treasury consultation and the new Government must now decide how to take this consultation forward into law.
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