NEWS & INSIGHTS
As pioneers in the industry we are often in the news; here we list various things that may interest you – Industry Comments are topical items of relevance to many of our clients, In The News includes generic news releases that are similarly topical and interesting.
Be Inspired is our thinking intended to help thought leaders and those embarking on the rural development and diversification journey. Other news items include things that our clients and we are proud of and share them with you to help, interest and sometimes amuse.
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With a record-breaking 3-million vine planted within the last year, the UK wine industry is now one of the fastest-growing agricultural sectors. Recent figures released by the industry’s trade body Wines of Great Britain (WineGB), state that the new record
This month saw the launch of the government’s 2-year Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) programme, which is aimed at making sure rural areas are not disadvantaged by a lack of access to high-speed internet compared to the rest of the country.
Rural Solutions have designed a new co-working centre in Skipton and it is now nearing completion. A series of smart, contemporary spaces have been created in a conversion project which also involves two extended retail areas at ground floor level.
We were delighted to learn that the primary school in the small village of Clapham, North Yorkshire will remain open after a campaign to save it from closure by local residents. The news that the school may close shows the
Rural Solutions has secured planning consent for two new houses in the historic coastal fishing village of Port Isaac, on behalf of client developer Candelisa. Working with Cornwall based architect, Studio Arc, the two contemporary style properties will replace an
The Rural Solutions Planning Team successfully gained planning permission for the change of use of a derelict barn at Stonelands House, Littondale to form a four bedroom family dwelling, with an optional holiday let use. The barn lies within the
INDUSTRY COMMENT: USING PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS TO SUPPORT YOUR LEISURE AND TOURISM DIVERSIFICATION
The introduction in 2014 of ‘Class Q’ Permitted Development (PD) rights with the intention to boost rural housing delivery are well reported. It is perhaps less known that prior to this in 2013, PD rights now known as ‘Class R’
Warrington Borough Council are currently updating consulting on the Submission Version of their new Local Plan. The Proposed Submission Version Local Plan aims to specify the legal planning framework for the development of Warrington for the next 20 years. The
Rural Solutions are adept on working on complex projects and sites where it is advisable to pursue planning stages. We’re delighted to have recently received planning consent last for two challenging replacement houses on a new country estate we also
National Legislation currently sets out Permitted Development (PD) rights which allow buildings in Storage / Distribution use to be converted to Residential without requiring full planning permission to first be sought. In 2018 the government announced an extension to these
Rural Solutions recently secured planning consent for a new zero carbon, contemporary eco-house in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The new house was designed to replace several large commercial storage buildings in order to provide a new family home for the owners
Rural Solutions are pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Ormiston, who has joined the team as head of advisory. Sally joins us at a time of significant growth and will lead a team of highly experienced advisory consultants focused
Selecting a site for a potential dwelling is the key starting point when considering undertaking a Paragraph 79e project. Site selection will influence every aspect of the architectural and landscape design process but more importantly, influence the wellbeing of those
For those needing a temporary building or would like to temporarily change the use of their land may be able to benefit from PART 4, Class A of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 which
A recent analysis by the County Councils Network (CCN) of the UK Housing Price Index for December 2018, has revealed that the price of houses in rural counties are, on average, of 10 times higher than the typical annual earnings
An appeal by Inquiry has been allowed by Inspector Wilde on 13th March 2019. Rural Solutions, working as a specialist consultant to Leeds based ID Planning and on behalf of national housebuilder Miller Homes, secured planning permission for 129 dwellings
PLANNING NEWS: WHAT’S CURRENT AND NEXT FOR PLANNING POLICY? STEVE QUARTERMAIN, GOVERNMENT CHIEF PLANNER’S VIEW
Steve Quartermain, the Government’s Chief Planner, recently spoke at a Yorkshire Branch RTPI session in Leeds on the subject of policy and development plans. Steve is a former Director of Environmental Services at Hambleton District Council and the Chief Planning
Our design team have been working on an exciting new co-working space in the heart of Skipton. Sutcliffe Construction commissioned the team to design and obtain planning approval for the refurbishment and conversion of the existing shops to form retail
Rural Solutions recently gained Permission in Principle (PIP) for the erection of up to 3 dwellings on land at Pateley Bridge, Harrogate. On 1 June 2018 the Government issued a new route for obtaining planning permission referred to a Permission
On Thursday last week (14th March) Catesby Estates announced that their application to the Court of Appeal had been successful and that planning approval for 400 new homes off Kedleston Road, Allestree, Derby had been reinstated. A previous decision in
With a record-breaking 3-million vine planted within the last year,...
This month saw the launch of the government’s 2-year Rural...
Rural Solutions have designed a new co-working centre in Skipton...
We were delighted to learn that the primary school in...
Rural Solutions has secured planning consent for two new houses...
The Rural Solutions Planning Team successfully gained planning permission for...
INDUSTRY COMMENT: USING PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS TO SUPPORT YOUR LEISURE AND TOURISM DIVERSIFICATIONThe introduction in 2014 of ‘Class Q’ Permitted Development (PD)...
Warrington Borough Council are currently updating consulting on the Submission...
Rural Solutions are adept on working on complex projects and...
National Legislation currently sets out Permitted Development (PD) rights which...