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INDUSTRY COMMENT – Rural Solutions’ consultation response to the draft revised NPPF

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Rural development, residential development, planning permission, consentOn 10th May 2018, we provided our consultation response on the revised, draft NPPF to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.  Here is an overview of what we shared with them.

 

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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

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Opportunities for Paragraph 55 New Country Houses is maintained in revised NPPF but is renamed Paragraph 81

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As part of our recent review of the changes within the consultation draft of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) we examined with interest the policy on New Country Houses.  Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – A rural overview of the revised draft NPPF

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senior planner, kate girling, revised draft nppf, rural housing, rural planning, rural developmentBy Senior Planner, Kate Girling

The revised draft changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published on Monday are being driven by the urgent requirement to deliver more housing in England.  The changes to the document have been long awaited following publication of the Government Housing White Paper in February 2017.

What does this mean for our rural clients? Here, the key changes that are likely to affect the opportunities for planning in the rural environment are highlighted. Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – New ‘Permission in Principle’ route for smaller residential developments due to launch 1st June 2018

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residential development, permission in principle, rural development, planning newsBy James Podesta – Head of Planning

Following the launch of ‘Permission in Principle’ (PIP) via the Brownfield Register in 2017, from 1st June this year, there will now be an additional route launched for obtaining planning permission via an application for PIP followed by an application for technical details consent (TDC) for ‘minor developments’. Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Rural Solutions welcomes new minister for housing and planning

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Rural development, residential development, planning permission, consentThe latest Cabinet reshuffle sees the appointment of a new housing and planning minister, to a newly branded ‘Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’, signalling an increased priority placed upon the continuing housing crisis.

 

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INDUSTRY COMMENT – Government Consultation; Planning for the Right Homes in the Right Places

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Rural housing, residential development, local plan, housing shortage, housing need, government consultationLast month the government published its follow up to the White Paper; Fixing our Broken Housing Market, delivering on its promise to consult on a proposed standardised method for calculating local housing need (including transitional arrangements).

Rural Solutions will be providing detailed responses to the consultation before the deadline of 9th November. In the meantime James Podesta, Head of Planning, offers these thoughts on the consultation… 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