Category Archives: rural-affairs

ARCHITECTURE – Meet Team Architecture at Rural Solutions

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Our architecture team has grown a lot in 2017 and we thought it was a good time to share a bit more about who they are!

The team, headed up by Malcolm Birks, are six strong and as expected at Rural Solutions, all very passionate about innovative design in the rural context.

Take a look at their latest design portfolio presenting some of the fantastic and varied schemes they have designed across the UK. From traditional to entirely unique, residential and commercial; together with our planning team, they are pushing the boundaries and raising the expectations of what is possible in the rural environment.

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NEW CASE STUDY – Watch our latest client video testimonial – The Ice Cream Farm Cheshire

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We are delighted to launch our latest client testimonial video. Premiering at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2017, the video demonstrates the concept to completion project Rural Solutions undertook to deliver the expansion of The Ice Cream Farm Cheshire. Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Championing rural development will enhance communities and prosperity

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Rural development, residential development, planning permission, consentBy James Podesta, Head of Planning

We were delighted to see this very interesting article in the Yorkshire Post last Sunday in relation to housing development in rural Yorkshire. It’s great to see the importance of development in these areas being championed.

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ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING NEWS – Consent success for a new residential scheme on greenfield site at Kirkby Stephen

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We are delighted to have successfully attained outline planning permission for up to 35 residential dwellings on a greenfield site at the edge of Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria for our client; a local farming family.

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INDUSTRY COMMENT – Government Consultation; Planning for the Right Homes in the Right Places

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Rural housing, residential development, local plan, housing shortage, housing need, government consultationLast month the government published its follow up to the White Paper; Fixing our Broken Housing Market, delivering on its promise to consult on a proposed standardised method for calculating local housing need (including transitional arrangements).

Rural Solutions will be providing detailed responses to the consultation before the deadline of 9th November. In the meantime James Podesta, Head of Planning, offers these thoughts on the consultation… Read More

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