Category Archives: local planning authority

INDUSTRY NEWS – Government Releases New Environmental Planning Instruments

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On 24th October the government published statutory instruments regarding environmental assessments and related planning procedures.

While not intended to make substantial changes to current policy, they are aimed at ensuring continued operation of the existing planning system with little to no interruption when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) on 29th March 2019.

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Industry Update: The Aylesbury Vale Plan Has Been Deemed Unsound

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A panoramic view of Aylesbury ValeA recent planning examination of the Aylesbury Vale local plan has concluding in a warning that “further work” is necessary in order for the document to gain approval. The inspector has recommended that the housing target should increase by approximately 15 per cent.

An initial version of the plan was also rejected in 2014, despite the council having received support from the Government. Following the recent rejection, the planning inspector in question now urges the council to work collaboratively will him in order to perfect the next version.

 

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BE INSPIRED – Is Glamping Part of Your Diversification Strategy?

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Glamping – short for glamorous camping – has fast become popular amongst those eager to experience rural getaways without having to completely submit to the adversities of traditional camping.

With the rise of domestic tourism in a post-Brexit UK, more and more people are turning to the beauty of the British countryside, especially when it can offer a sense of luxury, Glamping is one way that offers landowners a potentially exciting opportunity to maximise their income. Looking beyond the traditional idea of farm bed & breakfasts, the concept of self-contained holiday accommodation may be a good fit for those wanting to expand into the hospitality sector but are uncomfortable with opening-up their family home to strangers.

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PLANNING NEWS – Consent achieved for conversion of two listed buildings to a residential scheme in green belt

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We have recently obtained planning permission for the conversion and extension of a domestic outbuilding to create a single dwelling.

Located within designated Green Belt and within the setting of two listed buildings, the Rural Solutions planning and design teams worked collaboratively on the scheme to develop a proposal that removed other existing structures within the domestic curtilage (greenhouses and sheds) creating a larger overall internal floor area to provide residential accommodation.

The project involved a pre-application submission, a site meeting and regular contact with Uttlesford District Council. It was a small but complex project and our client is extremely pleased with the outcome after a year in the process.

PLANNING NEWS – Replacement dwelling and two further dwellings consented as part of estate masterplan at Thorner

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We are delighted to share news of our latest planning consents for a replacement dwelling and construction of two additional dwellings in Thorner. An extremely complex application with Leeds City Council, taking over a year to obtain consent.

An extremely complex application with Leeds City Council, taking over a year to obtain consent, the site is located within the village boundary and within the Thorner conservation area.
The scheme involves the replacement of an existing dwelling, currently in a very poor state of condition, as well as the addition of two new residential plots.
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ADVISORY NEWS – Rural Solutions submit response to The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy

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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