Category Archives: consultancy

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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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

PLANNING NEWS – Senior Planner, Shelley Coffey promoted to Associate Director

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We are delighted to announce that senior planner, Shelley Coffey has been promoted to Associate Director.  Shelley has worked at Rural Solutions since 2012 and seen much growth in that time. We thought this was an opportune time to ask her to look back over her career to date and tell us what she enjoys about being a rural planning expert!

 

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NEWS RELEASE – Farmer’s Guardian look to our director Rob Hindle for his prediction and tips on successful rural diversification

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Rural Solutions - Farmer's Guardian 25 August 2017

Farmer’s Guardian look to our director Rob Hindle for his prediction and tips on successful rural diversification

 

We are delighted to see our double page spread in the Farmer’s Guardian Property supplement in August. If you haven’t seen it, here’s a link. Read More

INDUSTRY NEWS – Permission in Principle (PiP) explained

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The PiP is a new planning consent route which has been introduced this year which will essentially simplify, speed up and encourage the allocation of brownfield land for housing-led development.  The process has two stages: the consideration of matters of principle for proposed development and the technical detail of the development. Read More

NEWS RELEASE – Whole Estate Plan first is a material gain with Wiston Estate and South Downs National Park Authority

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Wiston estate, Whole Estate Plan, first, produced, South Down National Park AuthorityRural Solutions are delighted to share the news that their work with the Wiston Estate has come to fruition. The ‘Wiston Whole Estate Plan’ put together by Rural Solutions along with estate principal, Richard Goring over the last 12 months, was formally endorsed at the South Downs National Park Authority’s  (SDNPA) Resources and Performance Committee on 20th July 2017.  Read More

NEWS RELEASE – Rural landowners gather to discuss the diversification opportunities despite Brexit at breakfast event, Blenheim Palace

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Maximising on land and property was the subject of our most recent breakfast briefing.

The event, held at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, gathered rural landowners and professionals from across the region and urged them to take control of assets and invest in a broader business base to protect themselves in the current climate amidst Brexit uncertainties.

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