Category Archives: rural business

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

PLANNING CASE STUDY – Rural diversification to leisure, Tiplady Farm, Nidderdale AONB

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Rural Solutions achieved planning permission for glamping style huts and the conversion of a former workshop to holiday cottage on the client’s farmland in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Here is the full story of how diversifying into leisure has changed the farm for the better. Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATE – Initial thoughts on the NPPF

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By Head of Planning, James Podesta

Today has seen the long-anticipated publication of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The NPPF has been subject of consultation since late 2016 and has been published ahead of parliamentary summer recess. Read More

INDUSTRY COMMENT – A summary of the staycation market – the opportunity for diversification and leisure development in the countryside

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By Managing Director, William FryStaycation market, leisure diversification, tourism, landowners

Post-Brexit anxiety is said to be creating a surge in UK holidays or ‘staycations’, with 2018 set to be another big year for domestic tourism. Experts say the ‘staycation’ trend is becoming a sustained feature – good news for those looking at rural diversification.

A combination of the World Cup and fantastic weather has given many people reason to stay at home and enjoy everything this country has to offer.
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DIVERSIFICATION FEATURE BLOG – STAYCATION INSPIRATION: Touring the North Coast 500

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Staycations are increasingly popular – these minibreaks give us a reason to get out into the fresh air with our nearest and dearest, and experience all the amazing countryside the UK has to offer, it’s probably the easiest and most enjoyable way to make the most of our leisure time throughout the year.

Since 2010, tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms and Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025.

It comes as no surprise to us, as the vast majority of our colleagues enjoy at least one break a year in the UK countryside and therefore regularly invest in it, and we don’t think we are that unusual. Whether it be a glamping weekend with friends, a wedding celebration, a family holiday or simply a visit to the local petting farm with the children on a weekend. These are all profitable opportunities that our clients are investing in and offering.

Our colleagues will be reporting back on their own staycations to demonstrate the breadth of experiences available in the UK countryside and the significant popularity they enjoy.
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