Rural Solutions are looking to further develop our highly experienced Design Team and are looking to recruit experienced Landscape Architects and Master Planners. Read More
Category Archives: planning
A recent appeal that has taken place at Braintree District Council has resulted in the scrutiny of the definition of the term ‘isolated’.
We are delighted to announce that the Wiston Whole Estate Plan has been nominated for the Award for Plan-Making at the 2018 Planning Awards.
After months of planning and design work, we are excited to announce the successful permission of an extraordinary new eco-house located in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
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.
This month meet our planner, Michael (Flash) Gordon!
Flash started work at Rural Solutions in April 2016; before working with us, Michael worked at various small renewable technology companies attaining planning permission for wind turbines and solar arrays.
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
Meet Kate Girling, one of our Senior Planners.
Kate joined the team in 2015 following a career at Indigo Planning in Leeds. After studying Human Geography at university, Kate went onto complete a Masters in Town Planning.
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