Category Archives: rural economy

Industry Update: The Aylesbury Vale Plan Has Been Deemed Unsound

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A panoramic view of Aylesbury ValeA recent planning examination of the Aylesbury Vale local plan has concluding in a warning that “further work” is necessary in order for the document to gain approval. The inspector has recommended that the housing target should increase by approximately 15 per cent.

An initial version of the plan was also rejected in 2014, despite the council having received support from the Government. Following the recent rejection, the planning inspector in question now urges the council to work collaboratively will him in order to perfect the next version.

 

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BE INSPIRED – Is Glamping Part of Your Diversification Strategy?

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blog header of two cyclist in front of a wooden glamping camping pod - title is glamping part of your diversification strategy

Glamping – short for glamorous camping – has fast become popular amongst those eager to experience rural getaways without having to completely submit to the adversities of traditional camping.

With the rise of domestic tourism in a post-Brexit UK, more and more people are turning to the beauty of the British countryside, especially when it can offer a sense of luxury, Glamping is one way that offers landowners a potentially exciting opportunity to maximise their income. Looking beyond the traditional idea of farm bed & breakfasts, the concept of self-contained holiday accommodation may be a good fit for those wanting to expand into the hospitality sector but are uncomfortable with opening-up their family home to strangers.

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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

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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ADVISORY COMMENT – Dare to diversify? Top tips from Executive Director, James Del Mar, in the current climate before embarking on rural diversification

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rural solutions, rural diversification, farm diversification, estates, land and business, countrysideIf you didn’t see our piece from Executive Director, James Del Mar on rural diversification advice in the Landsman this month, here it is.

We are seeing increasing numbers of farmers and landowners identifying new opportunities and creating new revenue streams to complement their core businesses.

This is welcome news, as some recent research suggests many are also considering the implications of Brexit and doing nothing about it or thinking that there are too many unknowns to be able to do anything.
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INDUSTRY COMMENT – Rural Solutions’ consultation response to the draft revised NPPF

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Rural development, residential development, planning permission, consentOn 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.

 

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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