New Rural Surveyor strengthens CLA Midlands team

Richard Goodwin MRICS has joined the CLA Midlands regional team as Rural Surveyor.

As well as high profile issues such as HS2 and compulsory purchase, Richard will be advising members on a range of matters including agricultural tenancies and licences; planning and diversification; country sports; rights of way and access; single payment system and agri-environment schemes; boundaries and land registration; animal health and welfare.

CLA Midlands regional director Caroline Bedell Richard said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to our team at an increasingly busy time. Member advice is at the very core of our business and Richard has certainly hit the ground running. His knowledge of rural issues and network of contacts will undoubtedly be of great benefit to members.”

Speaking about his appointment Richard said: “I am very much looking forward to working with the CLA, an organisation I have known and respected for many years. It will be particularly interesting to travel around a region I know well, getting to know members and making a positive difference to their land holdings and businesses.”

A farmer’s son, Richard was previously an auctioneer and valuer with Wright Manley. He graduated from Harper Adams University with a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management before qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  He is a keen game shot and country sports enthusiast. He also plays cricket, rugby, golf and is a fan of horse racing. Among all his interests he also manages to find time to help out on his family’s beef and arable farm.

Richard replaces Andrew Shirley, who was promoted to CLA Chief Surveyor based at the Association’s London HQ.