Rural Solutions submitted a comprehensive response to The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy highlighting the areas the Government can address through policy to enable further sustainable development. Here is a summary of the points made. Read More
Category Archives: local planning authority
We are pleased to share news that our planning team has succeeded in achieving another exciting and challenging consent.
A recent appeal that has taken place at Braintree District Council has resulted in the scrutiny of the definition of the term ‘isolated’.
On 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.
We 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.
By 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
By 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
The ‘Historic Building Restoration Grant’ is being piloted in the Dartmoor, Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks with £2 million of funding available.
We are pleased to announce the news of a successful planning permission achieved for the conversion of a former carpenter shed to a new residential dwelling at the Halston Hall Estate in Shropshire.