Category Archives: rural-housing
By James Podesta – Head of Planning
Following the launch of ‘Permission in Principle’ (PIP) via the Brownfield Register in 2017, from 1st June this year, there will now be an additional route launched for obtaining planning permission via an application for PIP followed by an application for technical details consent (TDC) for ‘minor developments’. Read More
The latest Cabinet reshuffle sees the appointment of a new housing and planning minister, to a newly branded ‘Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’, signalling an increased priority placed upon the continuing housing crisis.
Recently, we heard the announcement that by 2020 high-speed broadband will be a legal right for every home and business in the UK. We were delighted to hear news that hopefully rural areas in the UK would be able to benefit from fast broadband, supporting commercial enterprise in the countryside. Read More
Rural Solutions ended 2017 achieving a planning consent for a client for a new agricultural worker’s dwelling, four years after first becoming involved in the project. Read More
We are delighted to be able to reflect on 2017 and celebrate the variety of work we have achieved for clients in the rural environment right across the country. Read More
We are pleased to announce that we have raised more than £3,500 for causes close to colleagues’ hearts through various outdoor pursuits that we have taken part in throughout the 2017.
Following the formation of a carefully considered and sustainable Estate Master Plan for the Crathorne Estate in 2014, planning permissions are now coming through to support the intentions made in the original document and are demonstrating the enhanced vitality intended throughout the community. Read More
Estate owners and managers came together for a seminar to hear from rural planning experts on potential benefits of producing Whole Estate Plans (WEP). Read More
Our architecture team has grown a lot in 2017 and we thought it was a good time to share a bit more about who they are!
The team, headed up by Malcolm Birks, are six strong and as expected at Rural Solutions, all very passionate about innovative design in the rural context.
Take a look at their latest design portfolio presenting some of the fantastic and varied schemes they have designed across the UK. From traditional to entirely unique, residential and commercial; together with our planning team, they are pushing the boundaries and raising the expectations of what is possible in the rural environment.