A recent appeal that has taken place at Braintree District Council has resulted in the scrutiny of the definition of the term ‘isolated’.
Category Archives: rural-housing
After months of planning and design work, we are excited to announce the successful permission of an extraordinary new eco-house located in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
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.
This month meet our planner, Michael (Flash) Gordon!
Flash started work at Rural Solutions in April 2016; before working with us, Michael worked at various small renewable technology companies attaining planning permission for wind turbines and solar arrays.
By Associate Director, James Ellis.
Some of the most valued heritage in our rural British towns, villages and hamlets is the result of small-scale residential development that has taken place in previous centuries. Modest, incremental and organic growth of villages, well-designed and built to last using good-quality materials.
Think, for example, ‘Hovis Hill’ in Shaftesbury or many of the historic groups of village houses seen in TV shows such as Endeavour or Downton Abbey. Would they receive permission if the subject of a planning application in the 21st century? We think they should, but is the answer that simple anymore? Read More
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 pleased to share news of our latest planning consent from Epping Forest District Council for the development of two residential dwellings in the rural location of Nazeing.
By Associate Director, James Ellis
As part of our recent review of the changes within the consultation draft of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) we examined with interest the policy on New Country Houses. Read More
By 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.
By Senior Planner, Kate Girling
The revised draft changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published on Monday are being driven by the urgent requirement to deliver more housing in England. The changes to the document have been long awaited following publication of the Government Housing White Paper in February 2017.
What does this mean for our rural clients? Here, the key changes that are likely to affect the opportunities for planning in the rural environment are highlighted. Read More