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
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Rural Solutions issued its latest Half Year results with figures 24% above the previous period and well ahead of forecast, continuing to outperform expectations.
By Managing Director, William Fry
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.
If 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.
We are delighted to announce that the Wiston Whole Estate Plan has been nominated for the Award for Plan-Making at the 2018 Planning Awards.
On 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.
By 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
The ‘Historic Building Restoration Grant’ is being piloted in the Dartmoor, Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks with £2 million of funding available.
We are pleased to announce the news of a successful planning permission achieved for the conversion of a former carpenter shed to a new residential dwelling at the Halston Hall Estate in Shropshire.
We are delighted to share that we have recently achieved planning consent for a new country estate in East Hampshire.