Category Archives: architecture

INDUSTRY COMMENT – The value of smaller scale developments in new, draft NPPF

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rural development, villlage landscpae, rural solutions, smaller scale residential developments, NPPFBy Associate Director, James Ellis.

Some of the most valued heritage in our rural British towns, villages and hamlets is the result of small-scale residential development that has taken place in previous centuries. Modest, incremental and organic growth of villages, well-designed and built to last using good-quality materials.

Think, for example, ‘Hovis Hill’ in Shaftesbury or many of the historic groups of village houses seen in TV shows such as Endeavour or Downton Abbey. Would they receive permission if the subject of a planning application in the 21st century? We think they should, but is the answer that simple anymore? Read More

ARCHITECTURE – Meet Team Architecture at Rural Solutions

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Our architecture team has grown a lot in 2017 and we thought it was a good time to share a bit more about who they are!

The team, headed up by Malcolm Birks, are six strong and as expected at Rural Solutions, all very passionate about innovative design in the rural context.

Take a look at their latest design portfolio presenting some of the fantastic and varied schemes they have designed across the UK. From traditional to entirely unique, residential and commercial; together with our planning team, they are pushing the boundaries and raising the expectations of what is possible in the rural environment.

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PLANNING NEWS – Planning consent secured for residential and commercial development at Malsis School site, Glusburn

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We are delighted to announce that we have secured consent from Craven District Council’s Planning Committee for the conversion of listed building Malsis Hall to a new care facility, together with 67 new residential dwellings. Read More

NEW CASE STUDY – Watch our latest client video testimonial – The Ice Cream Farm Cheshire

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We are delighted to launch our latest client testimonial video. Premiering at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2017, the video demonstrates the concept to completion project Rural Solutions undertook to deliver the expansion of The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire. Read More