Agricultural Land Classification Course

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 to Thursday, December 3, 2015
Event venue: 
Bristol United Kingdom
Event description: 

This training course offers you a unique opportunity to refresh your skills or learn how to conduct and present an agricultural land classification survey.

It is the only course available and has been designed and will be taught by agricultural land classification (ALC) experts from Natural England and the Welsh Government.

ALC has a formal role in the planning system in England and Wales and is designed to prevent the loss of our best and most versatile land in line with the principles of sustainable development. We have launched this course in response to criticism of the standard of many ALC reports currently being submitted with applications for land development.

By the end of the two days you will learn;

  • about how the ALC system has developed over time, its underlying principles and its role within the planning system - the WHAT, WHY and WHEN of ALC
  • all the details of how land is graded - the HOW of ALC
  • how to present ALC results as an expert witness

As well as taught sessions, you will carry out a group ALC grading desk exercise to further enhance your ability and confidence.

You will receive a detailed, comprehensive course book and cd versions of the ALC Guidelines and Meteorological Office ALC climatic data

Booking is now closed for this course