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The Land Forum was set up in July 2011 which was developed from The National Brownfield Forum, originally established by DCLG and Defra. The aim of the Forum is to promote the sustainable use of land. It brings together private and public sector organisations to take an open and forward looking strategic overview of current and future land use issues including:

  • taking into consideration the full range of social, economic and environmental factors in informing the development and implementation of Government policy,
  • supporting the development, dissemination and adoption of best practice by regulators, practitioners and problem-owners
  • identifying key challenges as they arise and seeking appropriate resolutions
  • openly reporting on progress and outcomes.

The Forum considers UK-wide issues and references overseas experience where appropriate. Representation of organisations on the Forum is be kept under review, and seeks to represent a broad spectrum of interests.

CL:AIRE is secretariat for the Forum with all notes from the meeting being made publicly available from CL:AIRE’s website at www.claire.co.uk/landforum. If you have any queries please contact Nicola Harries who acts as secretariat for the main Land Forum.

*****If you have any issue which you think merits discussion by the Land Forum, please e-mail Nicola Harries who puts together the group's meeting agendas.*****

The Land Forum's Terms of Reference, meeting notes and supporting papers are available below, and also within the Land Forum Group Page on the Local Government Association's Knowledge Hub.

13th July 2011 Meeting


22nd September 2011 Meeting


Better Regulation Sub-Group, 27th September Meeting


26th January 2012 Meeting


Better Regulation Sub-Group, 28th February 2012 Meeting


18th April 2012 Meeting

17th July 2012 Meeting


4th December 2012 Meeting


15th April 2013 Meeting


24th September 2013 Meeting


30th January 2014 Meeting


30th April 2014 - Meeting with CLG


25th June 2014 - Meeting


25th November 2014 - Meeting


27th January 2015 - Meeting


30th June 2015


20th October 2015

8th March 2016
12th July 2016
24th November 2016 
27th March 2017