Category Archives: Industry Comment

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Sustainable rural housing affects everyone, even The Archers!

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By Duncan Hartley, Director of Planning

So often we hear the conflicting issues of a planning proposal when proving an application, so it was quite a novelty to hear the Archers getting involved in the debate the other day. If you haven’t heard it – have a listen here. Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Solving the housing crisis with rural development

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By Willy Browne-Swinburne

Yorkshire Post – 10 New Homes – Ric Blenkharn

After reading this article in the Yorkshire Post recently, all of us at Rural Solutions offer a round of applause to the journalist. At last someone who has identified three important insights covering the desperate need for housing this country has and how rural settlements of all sizes could contribute.  Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Government intervention where no local plan is in place

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By James Podesta – Head of Planning

Gavin Barwell, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, has stated that it is ‘unlikely’ the Government will step in to enforce its ‘early 2017’ deadline for local plan production, until a revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is in place (expected in summer).  No action is likely to be taken until the Government’s consultation on standardising the methodology for assessing housing need has been published alongside the revised NPPF.

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