Category Archives: rural-housing

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Over 2,000 English villages abandoned for affordable housing

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According to new research by the CLA, of 70 Local Plans from rural local authorities, 2,154 villages across England have been deemed unsustainable. This means that housing allocation, which includes the delivery of affordable homes, within these rural communities is either highly restricted or not permitted at all; further intensifying the rural housing crisis.

Topping the list was Cornwall with 213 areas deemed unsustainable, followed by Wiltshire (168) and Central Lincolnshire (132).

Speaking on the matter James Del Mar, Executive Director for Rural Solutions, states: “The rural economy needs to be healthy to ensure the whole UK economy is achieving its full potential. However, with a planning policy which results in the restriction of so many rural houses being built, it is difficult. People who want to live and work in rural areas cannot for want of housing. Read More

Rural Solutions - Exceptional New Country Houses And Replacement Houses

PLANNING EXPERTISE PORTFOLIO – Exceptional Para 79 New Country Houses and Replacement Houses

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Rural Solutions - Exceptional Country Houses Planning Portfolio

Rural Solutions – Exceptional Country Houses Planning Portfolio

 

Rural Solutions has developed a particular national expertise in the delivery of truly outstanding, exceptional and innovative new and replacement country houses (Para 79s).

We have achieved more approvals in recent years under the relevant and tough provisions of the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF paragraph 79) than any other planning practice.

Click Here to view our Exceptional Country Houses Planning Portfolio

We provide the most up to date expertise in delivering permissions for new country houses.

To find out how we can help you achieve your Para 79 in a sensitive rural area, contact Rural Solutions on 01756 797501 or info@ruralsolutions.co.uk to discuss your needs.

 

 

PLANNING NEWS – Replacement dwelling and two further dwellings consented as part of estate masterplan at Thorner

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We are delighted to share news of our latest planning consents for a replacement dwelling and construction of two additional dwellings in Thorner. An extremely complex application with Leeds City Council, taking over a year to obtain consent.

An extremely complex application with Leeds City Council, taking over a year to obtain consent, the site is located within the village boundary and within the Thorner conservation area.
The scheme involves the replacement of an existing dwelling, currently in a very poor state of condition, as well as the addition of two new residential plots.
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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 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