Live from Holkham: Creating a Low Carbon Estate

Holkham Estate in Norfolk, known for its 18th century country house, rolling landscapes and beautiful beaches, is also a fascinating example of how climate change and the rural economy intersect. This webinar, filmed live from Holkham Hall in Norfolk, will investigate where they are at in their sustainability journey and what lessons CLA members can learn and apply to their own holdings.

The team at Holkham have incorporated climate change considerations into their business planning, farming enterprises and rural tourism operations, creating a sustainability strategy that touches all parts of the Estate. There will be a specific focus on renewable energy projects. 

We take a virtual trip to the north Norfolk coast, where a live webinar and panel discussion will be broadcast from the spectacular Holkham Estate. There will be videos showcasing all aspects of creating a low carbon farm, including regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, rural tourism and forestry, followed by a panel discussion outlining what lessons CLA members can learn and apply to their own holdings.

Hugh Taylor, of independent power and energy consultancy Roadnight Taylor, will then set out the simple steps landowners can take to multiply their chances of achieving the high and reliable ground rents that renewables schemes attract. He will guide you past the pitfalls into which thousands of landowners have already fallen, and help you put your legal and professional advisors in the strongest position to negotiate lease terms.             

A panel discussion will be chaired by CLA Norfolk member, Gavin Lane. Panellists include:

  • The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Estate
  • Hugh Taylor, CEO, Roadnight Taylor
  • Peter Mitchell, Managing Director, Holkham Estate
  • Jake Fiennes, Head of Conservation, Holkham Estate
  • Alice Ritchie, Climate Change Lead, CLA

Register Today 

Register to attend this live online event by clicking book now. You will be redirected to sign into your MYCLA account and complete you’re a short online registration. Zoom joining instructions will be sent prior to the event.

If you are not able to attend live, a link will be made available to those who have registered to watch on demand.

By registering to attend this digital event you will also benefit from receiving a tailored email for each day of the CLA Rural Powerhouse Week with free interactive content, videos, blogs and podcasts to enjoy at your leisure. 

Rural Powerhouse Week

Monday 23 – Thursday 26 November 2020

Join the CLA for the first Rural Powerhouse Week, a week-long programme of free digital events including live interviews with Cabinet Minister George Eustice and Trade Minister Greg Hands, as well as webinars and workshops discussing some of the most pressing issues of our time.

With a different theme each day, Rural Powerhouse Week will offer exclusive insights from senior government figures, case studies and inspiration from CLA members and analysis from the CLA’s own expert staff. 

This event is now closed.

Event Details

Wednesday 25 November 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Webinar, Online Event, SW1X 8PQ
Free of charge