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The second edition in our colleague’s ‘staycation’ blogs is from Sam who recently explored the beautiful Northumbrian coast.
By Head of Planning, James Podesta
Today has seen the long-anticipated publication of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The NPPF has been subject of consultation since late 2016 and has been published ahead of parliamentary summer recess. Read More
By Managing Director, William Fry
Post-Brexit anxiety is said to be creating a surge in UK holidays or ‘staycations’, with 2018 set to be another big year for domestic tourism. Experts say the ‘staycation’ trend is becoming a sustained feature – good news for those looking at rural diversification.
A combination of the World Cup and fantastic weather has given many people reason to stay at home and enjoy everything this country has to offer.
Lucy has now completed her year in industry with Rural Solutions, we asked her to tell us about her time with us.
Rural Solutions team reached new heights in the National Three Peaks Challenge raising more than £2,000 for local cause, Wil’s Wishes, completing the challenge in 23 hours and 34 minutes.
We are delighted to have successfully overcome the initial concerns from the Yorkshire Dale National Park Authority to convert a disused agricultural barn to a large residential dwelling with the future option for holiday let use.
If you didn’t see our piece from Executive Director, James Del Mar on rural diversification advice in the Landsman this month, here it is.
We are seeing increasing numbers of farmers and landowners identifying new opportunities and creating new revenue streams to complement their core businesses.
This is welcome news, as some recent research suggests many are also considering the implications of Brexit and doing nothing about it or thinking that there are too many unknowns to be able to do anything.
Staycations are increasingly popular – these minibreaks give us a reason to get out into the fresh air with our nearest and dearest, and experience all the amazing countryside the UK has to offer, it’s probably the easiest and most enjoyable way to make the most of our leisure time throughout the year.
Since 2010, tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms and Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025.
It comes as no surprise to us, as the vast majority of our colleagues enjoy at least one break a year in the UK countryside and therefore regularly invest in it, and we don’t think we are that unusual. Whether it be a glamping weekend with friends, a wedding celebration, a family holiday or simply a visit to the local petting farm with the children on a weekend. These are all profitable opportunities that our clients are investing in and offering.
Our colleagues will be reporting back on their own staycations to demonstrate the breadth of experiences available in the UK countryside and the significant popularity they enjoy.
This year’s Rural Solutions Cricket Match took place with colleagues, clients and friends at Kew Cricket Club in Richmond, London.