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Some might say that ours is an age of uncertainty, but we believe it’s also one of opportunity. Our White Paper, Positive Asset Management in a Changing Rural Economy, presents three key factors that prove the wider economic, environmental and social conditions have never been more suited to the growth of rural businesses through the diversification of land and assets.

By adopting an entrepreneurial attitude to manage their businesses, estate and landowners are more likely to preserve their assets for future generations. The paper details five key principles based on our experience to achieve successful rural diversification.

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Rural Solutions - Exceptional New Country Houses And Replacement Houses

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

By | advisory, Para 79, planning, residential, rural-housing | No Comments
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.

 

 

BE INSPIRED: Beyond the Traditional Farm Shop

By | advisory, architecture, Be Inspired, consultancy, ecology, Farm Shops, general, land owners, rural business, rural diversification, Uncategorised | No Comments

two hands exchanging fruit at a farm shop farmers market with title of blog beyong the traditional farm shopThe Farm Shop is by no means a new concept, it’s been a great way for farmers to drive revenue for many years.

However, with the growing farm-to-table movement and the increased demand for food providence, farm shops have increasingly become a successful form of diversification for farmers nationwide. With an estimated 4,000 farm shops in the UK and a combined annual turnover of approximately £1.5bn, it is now a very significant market.

However, while offering your produce for sale is popular, unless you have plenty of passing traffic it is necessary to think more imaginatively to sustain the operation and drive the customer numbers. It’s important to make visiting your farm as enticing as possible, thinking about providing additional experiences and activities, based on your location and available resources.

Here are some of the most popular farm shop experiences across the UK, who stand as strong examples of what can be done to enhance the experience and offer, and ways in which you can expand further as an aspiring rural entrepreneur:

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INDUSTRY NEWS – Government Releases New Environmental Planning Instruments

By | advisory, Brexit, consultancy, general, government-legislation, local planning authority, planning, residential | No Comments

On 24th October the government published statutory instruments regarding environmental assessments and related planning procedures.

While not intended to make substantial changes to current policy, they are aimed at ensuring continued operation of the existing planning system with little to no interruption when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) on 29th March 2019.

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