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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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,
James has been a part of team for over three years. What’s your planning background? I have worked in private planning practice for over 16 years in various regional and multinational planning and surveying companies as well as a private
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
The latest round of The Prince’s Countryside Fund grant scheme is open, with opportunities for grants of up to £50,000 available for projects within the rural community. There is currently £300,000 grant funding through The Prince’s Countryside Fund, of which
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
The Rural Business Awards are dedicated to giving recognition to the best in class across a multitude of businesses operating within the rural sector; acknowledging the breadth and depth of opportunity that the great British countryside has to offer. The
Rural Solutions are proud to announce that we are sponsoring endurance athlete, Sam Boatwright as he trains for and attempts a gruelling and intense triathlon including swimming the English Channel. Sam is a dedicated athlete who has gained notoriety for
Daniel Hay has recently joined us as a Senior Planner based in our Southern office. Daniel has had a strong mix of both private and public sector planning with projects ranging from Paragraph 79 houses to affordable housing. What’s your
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
Farmers and landowners across the country are beginning to realise the benefits of diversifying into the leisure and visitor attractions industry. As we shift closer to leaving the EU, the future of traditional farm incomes seems increasingly volatile, putting a
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
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
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
The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) includes a new clause in paragraph 79 which will provide substantial opportunities to create new isolated homes in the countryside. The previously entitled paragraph 55 that allowed for new isolated homes in the
Architect Sandy is the latest addition to the Design Team have joined us just this month. Her architectural career has been in both rural and urban practice in Cumbria and Yorkshire. She has been very lucky to work on a broad variety
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
According to new research by the CLA, of 70 Local Plans from rural local authorities, 2,154 villages across England have been deemed unsustainable. This means that housing allocation, which includes the delivery of affordable homes, within these rural communities is
The publication of new household projections by the Office for National Statistics has led to a significant reduction in the overall numbers generated by the standard method for assessing local housing need. As a result, the government has published a
Rural Solutions has developed a particular national expertise in the delivery of truly outstanding, exceptional and innovative new and replacement country houses (Para 79s). We have achieved more approvals in recent years under the relevant and tough provisions of the
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
A recent article by Bernadette Hillman, senior planning counsel at...
James has been a part of team for over three...
Rural Solutions have recently secured planning permission for the conversion...
The latest round of The Prince’s Countryside Fund grant scheme...
Given the recent unrest caused by seemingly endless Brexit negotiations,...
The Rural Business Awards are dedicated to giving recognition to...
Rural Solutions are proud to announce that we are sponsoring...
Daniel Hay has recently joined us as a Senior Planner...
Looking at the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), one...
Farmers and landowners across the country are beginning to realise...