Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS)

Our Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) can help your community green space project with land and planning queries. 

Find land and planning advice for your community garden, wildlife area, therapeutic garden, orchard, woodland, Community Supported Agriculture project, care farm, play space, memorial garden or playing field.

CLAS helps landowners and community groups work together, making more land available for community growing. The service was originally funded in England, Scotland and Wales. Funding for this service now continues in Wales and Scotland thanks to ongoing support from the Welsh and Scottish Governments. We are currently looking to fund other CLAS services across the UK. 

The Community Land Advisory Service can help you to:

  • Get permissions to use land for your nature based or green space project
  • Look for land to start a community growing project or wildlife project 
  • Transfer a green space from a public body or local authority to your community

Our flagship service in Wales - CLAS Cymru - has run consistently for over a decade and helped hundreds of community projects with land and planning. The team offers one-to-one guidance and has two support workers based in the north and south of the country. 

Find out more or access the Community Land Advisory Service below. Please note that advice and guidance is general information and you should always seek your own legal advice. Read our full disclaimer.

CLAS Wales / CLAS Cymru

CLAS Cymru provide specialist support and advice to community-led green space projects across Wales. The experienced team offer one-to-one support and development workers in both north and south Wales to help you with start up and progression. Find out more about CLAS Cymru.

CLAS Scotland

CLAS Scotland continues to support groups and landowners seeking to offer land for growing. Find information on key policy, download our guide for landowners and growers or get in touch with the team. 




CLAS Northern Ireland

At the moment our Community Land Advisory Service is only funded to support projects in Wales and Scotland. Read the report into our feasibility study into CLAS in Northern Ireland.

CLAS England

At the moment our Community Land Advisory Service is only funded to support projects in Wales and Scotland, but we continue to look for funding for a CLAS England service.