Category Archives: land owners

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

By | agriculture, AONB, Brexit, brownfield land, estate owners, government-legislation, Industry Comment, land owners, local planning authority, NPPF, planning, residential, rural business, rural economy, rural estates, rural-housing | No Comments

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.

Read More

PLANNING NEWS – Planning permission achieved at Nevill Holt Opera due to open next month

By | estate owners, land owners, listed building, local planning authority, NPPF, planning, rural business, rural diversification, rural estates | No Comments

planning permission, theatre, arts, nevill holt, market harboroughWe are thrilled to share news that the construction of a new opera house, which Rural Solutions achieved planning permission for, at the Nevill Holt Opera site in Market Harborough is underway and due for completion next month with the first performance taking place on 14th June.

Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – NPPF consultation is the ideal time to enable rural diversification in England’s Green Belts

By | advisory, Brexit, estate owners, Industry Comment, land owners, local planning authority, NPPF, Para 55, planning, rural business, rural diversification, rural economy, rural estates | No Comments

NPPF, rural diversification expertsBy Executive Director, Rob Hindle.

Delivered at the recent CLA Buckinghamshire Debate on – IS IT TIME FOR THE GREEN BELT TO GO OR BE MORE FLEXIBLE?

Green Belt policy has been highly effective in meeting the original aim of maintaining the openness and permanence of Green Belt land. However, as with any national policy, there is room for improvement as circumstances change. And with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) consultation taking place, now is the time for such improvement. Read More

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

By | architecture, estate owners, government-legislation, Industry Comment, land owners, local planning authority, NPPF, planning, residential, rural-housing, Uncategorised | No Comments

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

By | agriculture, AONB, consultancy, estate owners, government-legislation, land owners, local planning authority, NPPF, Para 55, Para 81, planning, residential, rural estates, rural-housing | No Comments

Para 55, para55, paragraph 55, paragraph55, NPPF, Spiral House, Blackdown Hills AONBBy Associate Director, James Ellis

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 – Changes to permitted development rights will mean more rural housing opportunities

By | agriculture, AONB, estate owners, land owners, local planning authority, planning, residential, rural business, rural diversification, rural economy, rural estates, rural-housing | 2 Comments

Shelley Coffey, Senio Planner, planning consultant, associate director, planning, permitted development rights, class q, agricultural buildingsBy Associate Director, Shelley Coffey

Associate director and member of the planning team, Shelley provides an update on the latest changes to permitted development rights due to come into effect in April 2018.

Read More