Category Archives: rural diversification

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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PLANNING NEWS – Planning permission achieved at Nevill Holt Opera due to open next month

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planning permission, theatre, arts, nevill holt, market harboroughWe 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.

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INDUSTRY COMMENT – NPPF consultation is the ideal time to enable rural diversification in England’s Green Belts

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NPPF, rural diversification expertsBy 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

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Changes to permitted development rights will mean more rural housing opportunities

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Shelley Coffey, Senio Planner, planning consultant, associate director, planning, permitted development rights, class q, agricultural buildingsBy Associate Director, Shelley Coffey

Associate director and member of the planning team, Shelley provides an update on the latest changes to permitted development rights due to come into effect in April 2018.

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