Over Covid we have gained access to three sites for digging by using the personal approach. An approach by a committee representing hundreds of cavers would have stood no chance.
I'm not sure what point you are making TOR. Isn't this always the case for
A more relevant question would be, once your cave goes and more people than just the diggers want to visit, what will be the access agreement? Will the landowner be happy for it to be open, or will they want some form of access control. If the latter, who will manage it?
It is surely far better for this to be managed by a regional council, with a standardised system, than for you to get a phone call every time someone wants to go down. What happens when you reach the end of your caving career and/or life? Access is lost until someone else starts from scratch talking to the landowner?
Obviously the above is irrelevant while your site is a dig and basically nobody except the diggers want to visit it, so in the context of CSCC access systems etc, it is also irrelevant is it not?