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The Society of Land Referencers is a not-for-profit member organisation, independent of corporate entities.  SoLR brings together people who deliver and benefit from the practice of Land Referencing, to form a community, facilitate the growth of our industry and support careers.

Community, Industry, careers

our core objectives

SoLR will represent and help develop this area of the infrastructure and regeneration industry, create a user community and support careers through these initial core objectives


Publicly represent our profession

Raise the profile of land referencing to the public

Develop and administer publicly available reference material and resources

Act as a conduit and collaboration point for all representative industry bodies 


Facilitate links between professional communities

Establish and coordinate networking opportunities for members

Act as a point of contact for members of the public on land referencing matters

Recognise and reward exceptional industry achievements


Safeguard the professional reputation of SoLR members and the land referencing profession

Promote safe, sustainable and secure working practices that serve and protect those who engage, work with, rely upon, are affected by or undertake professional land referencing practices

Achieve and promote professional excellence

Facilitate collaboration and the development and achievement of continuously improving and innovating practices by land referencing practitioners, employers, commissioning clients, departments, agencies and others with professional interests in land referencing standards

Cultivate industry credibility


Promote the value of land referencing services with measurable examples

Demonstrate UK capabilities to international markets


Communicate relevant industry views and news


Actively promote land referencing as a practice and credible career

Promote the retention of land referencing skills within the industry


Safeguard for the future and ensure the viability of the Land Referencing Apprenticeship; guide employers

Provide material and resources in support of the Land Referencing Apprenticeship


Apprenticeship training provider

Establish and coordinate learning and development and outreach opportunities for members (CPD)


Invigilation of Apprenticeship EPA


Support the rotation of apprentices between organisation prior to qualification

Support the end-point assessment of the Land Referencer Apprenticeship


As a practice, land referencing includes a diverse range of skills and disciplines in research, communication and digital and we welcome members from all of these.  We facilitate ties and engagement with complementary professional bodies and disciplines, acting as a conduit to wider networks and personal development opportunities.

As a society, we are run by our members, for our members. 

  • Access and consent negotiators

  • Agricultural liaison officers

  • Archivists/ archival researchers

  • Data and business analysts

  • Data controllers and data processors

  • Data security and quality assurance practitioners

  • Document controllers

  • Environmental professionals

  • GIS professionals

  • Land Referencers

  • Land rights specialists

  • Legal professionals and parliamentary agents

  • Project managers

  • Project promotors and sponsors

  • Property professionals

  • Software developers

Not ready to join yet?

Subscribe to our mailing list and we'll keep in touch

  • Socialise and expand networks

  • Affect change

  • Stay informed 

  • Coordinated access to CPD opportunities

  • Support early and future careers

  • Access knowledge and resources

Why join SoLR

Ask your employer if they can cover the cost of your subscription.

Many do!


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