The CLA has relocated its North Regional Office in a move which
it says demonstrates the organisation's support for the agricultural
Douglas Chalmers - Regional Director - North
The new Regional Office is based at Lane Farm, home of the Westmorland
County Agricultural Society, and heart of the proposed South Lakes
Gateway Project - a multi-million pound agriculture and tourism
gateway off Junction 36 of the M6.
The office will be the base for the CLA's regional team who will
deliver member support and lobbying service for the north west
and supported by its office nr Alnwick, the north east.
Douglas Chalmers, Director CLA North said: "This is an exciting
move for the CLA, at a time when the influence of organisations
such as ours is much needed by rural businesses. Agriculture is
getting to grips with constant reform and change, and rural businesses
in general are facing increasing costs, problems with infrastructure
and a shortage of affordable housing for their staff. That we decided
to relocate to this hub of agriculture and rural business is no
co-incidence. Members will find us easier to visit, we have good
access to the national road and rail networks, and we already have
like-minded organisations on the same site, with hopefully, more
The office is at Lane Farmhouse, next door to the WCAS headquarters,
and the CLA says that it will welcome visitors, Members or those
who simply want to find out more about the premier organisation
dedicated to safeguarding the interests of those responsible for
land, property and business throughout rural England and Wales.
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