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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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INDUSTRY COMMENT: HOUSING IN ISOLATED RURAL LOCATIONS

A recent article by Bernadette Hillman, senior planning counsel at Asserson and honorary solicitor for the RTPI, in a recent edition of ‘The Planner’ discusses the issue of housing in isolated rural locations. The article notes that in the past,

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PLANNING NEWS: SUCCESS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONVERSION IN WARWICKSHIRE

Rural Solutions have recently secured planning permission for the conversion of an agricultural building into two residential dwellings. This application was initially met with substantial concern by Stratford District Council (Warwickshire) due to the building’s proximity to both an adjacent

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INDUSTRY COMMENT: THE RECENT RISE OF HOUSE BUILDING

Given the recent unrest caused by seemingly endless Brexit negotiations, on the surface there has been an understandable air of uncertainty and negativity regarding house building. A majority of land and real estate agents have advised on airing on the

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INDUSTRY NEWS: NEW NPPF LOOKS TO ENHANCE VALUED LANDSCAPES

Looking at the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), one of the core principles outlined is that “planning should recognise the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside.” Chapter 15 of the NPPF focuses on the conservation and enhancement of

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INDUSTRY COMMENT: THE RURAL SOLUTIONS SENTIMENT SURVEY

To better understand the changing landscape of rural businesses and communities, we recently conducted our first Rural Solutions Sentiment Survey. Diversification is the future of rural businesses. An increasing number of rural business are aiming to branch out into additional

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PLANNING NEWS: RURAL BARN CONVERSIONS IN SKETTLEGILL

Rural planning Solutions are used to dealing with complex planning applications and working in sensitive countryside locations. Last month we achieved a planning permission that typifies our unique approach and resulted in a fantastic planning permission for our client. Our

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INDUSTRY NEWS: RURAL CONNECTIVITY STILL UNDERVALUED

The CLA has recently analysed the way in which 50 local authorities use their settlement hierarchy when deciding the locations of new development allocations in a Local Plan. Such hierarchies work by ranking villages, scoring them against a range of

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PLANNING NEWS: ARCADE CLUB PLANNING CONSENT SECURED

We are delighted to have secured planning consent for an exciting, alternative leisure development in Kirkstall, Leeds. The application sought a change of use of a Grade II listed building from an A1 retail use to a “sui generis” leisure/entertainment

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PLANNING NEWS: TWO PLANNING SUCCESSES IN CORNWALL

Rural Solutions has had two recent planning successes working in Cornwall. In October we secured planning consent, working with local architecture practice Studio Arc, and Skipton based nationwide and international developer, Candelisa, for the conversion of the former St Peter’s

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