The Agricultural Land Tribunal for Wales (ALT Wales) is a statutory organisation established under the Agriculture Act 1947.

Key facts:

  • The ALT Wales is an independent tribunal established under Section 73 of the Agriculture Act 1947. 
  • The tribunal has jurisdiction for the geographical area of Wales as laid down in the Agricultural Land Tribunals (Area) Order 1982 (SI 1982/97).  
  • The tribunal is funded by the Welsh Government but the tribunal, its members and decisions, are independent of Government. 
  • The tribunal has two parts; the secretariat and tribunal members. Both work together, during the application process doing different jobs. It is the role of the tribunal members to hear and decide applications. It is the role of the secretariat to carry out administrative duties involving the processing of applications and appeals.