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.
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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
Matt recently joined Rural Solutions in October 2018, furthering our design capabilities with landscape architectural consultancy services. As a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, Matt has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the wider team, enabling us
Recent Government statistics highlight the growing volume of families on local authorities’ housing waiting lists in rural areas. Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) reveal that based on the current rate at which social housing is being provided in rural areas,
In what is a landmark decision that could have significant positive implications for landowners, housebuilders, developers and the like, the Secretary of State has allowed the development of 600 homes within a countryside protection area in Doncaster (Planning ref. 15/01278/OUTM).
Advisory Consultant, Georgina Sankey has been with Rural Solutions for nearly a year and is an integral part of our advisory team. Georgina has studied for two masters with a focus on environmental management and rural tourism, and also worked
An existing residential property in Estate ownership, at the fringes of a rural village, was in need of refurbishment and an opportunity was identified to seek planning permission for the properties redevelopment in order to maximise value prior to any
We are excited that we will be exhibiting at The Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the Birmingham NEC on Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st March. We will be on Stand Number J183 – which is easy to find, by the
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
We are intrigued to see one of our Para 79...
Rural Solutions have recently worked closely with developer, Candelisa, on...
Earlier this week, an important High Court decision was handed...
Tiiu has been a part of the Rural Solutions team...
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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...