NEWS & INSIGHTS
As pioneers in the industry we are often in the news; here we list various things that may interest you – Industry Comments are topical items of relevance to many of our clients, In The News includes generic news releases that are similarly topical and interesting.
Be Inspired is our thinking intended to help thought leaders and those embarking on the rural development and diversification journey. Other news items include things that our clients and we are proud of and share them with you to help, interest and sometimes amuse.
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INDUSTRY COMMENT: USING PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS TO SUPPORT YOUR LEISURE AND TOURISM DIVERSIFICATION
The introduction in 2014 of ‘Class Q’ Permitted Development (PD) rights with the intention to boost rural housing delivery are well reported. It is perhaps less known that prior to this in 2013, PD rights now known as ‘Class R’
Warrington Borough Council are currently updating consulting on the Submission Version of their new Local Plan. The Proposed Submission Version Local Plan aims to specify the legal planning framework for the development of Warrington for the next 20 years. The
Rural Solutions are adept on working on complex projects and sites where it is advisable to pursue planning stages. We’re delighted to have recently received planning consent last for two challenging replacement houses on a new country estate we also
National Legislation currently sets out Permitted Development (PD) rights which allow buildings in Storage / Distribution use to be converted to Residential without requiring full planning permission to first be sought. In 2018 the government announced an extension to these
Rural Solutions recently secured planning consent for a new zero carbon, contemporary eco-house in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The new house was designed to replace several large commercial storage buildings in order to provide a new family home for the owners
Rural Solutions are pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Ormiston, who has joined the team as head of advisory. Sally joins us at a time of significant growth and will lead a team of highly experienced advisory consultants focused
Selecting a site for a potential dwelling is the key starting point when considering undertaking a Paragraph 79e project. Site selection will influence every aspect of the architectural and landscape design process but more importantly, influence the wellbeing of those
For those needing a temporary building or would like to temporarily change the use of their land may be able to benefit from PART 4, Class A of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 which
A recent analysis by the County Councils Network (CCN) of the UK Housing Price Index for December 2018, has revealed that the price of houses in rural counties are, on average, of 10 times higher than the typical annual earnings
An appeal by Inquiry has been allowed by Inspector Wilde on 13th March 2019. Rural Solutions, working as a specialist consultant to Leeds based ID Planning and on behalf of national housebuilder Miller Homes, secured planning permission for 129 dwellings
PLANNING NEWS: WHAT’S CURRENT AND NEXT FOR PLANNING POLICY? STEVE QUARTERMAIN, GOVERNMENT CHIEF PLANNER’S VIEW
Steve Quartermain, the Government’s Chief Planner, recently spoke at a Yorkshire Branch RTPI session in Leeds on the subject of policy and development plans. Steve is a former Director of Environmental Services at Hambleton District Council and the Chief Planning
Our design team have been working on an exciting new co-working space in the heart of Skipton. Sutcliffe Construction commissioned the team to design and obtain planning approval for the refurbishment and conversion of the existing shops to form retail
Rural Solutions recently gained Permission in Principle (PIP) for the erection of up to 3 dwellings on land at Pateley Bridge, Harrogate. On 1 June 2018 the Government issued a new route for obtaining planning permission referred to a Permission
On Thursday last week (14th March) Catesby Estates announced that their application to the Court of Appeal had been successful and that planning approval for 400 new homes off Kedleston Road, Allestree, Derby had been reinstated. A previous decision in
Matt recently joined Rural Solutions in October 2018, furthering our design capabilities with landscape architectural consultancy services. As a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, Matt has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the wider team, enabling us
Recent Government statistics highlight the growing volume of families on local authorities’ housing waiting lists in rural areas. Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) reveal that based on the current rate at which social housing is being provided in rural areas,
In what is a landmark decision that could have significant positive implications for landowners, housebuilders, developers and the like, the Secretary of State has allowed the development of 600 homes within a countryside protection area in Doncaster (Planning ref. 15/01278/OUTM).
Advisory Consultant, Georgina Sankey has been with Rural Solutions for nearly a year and is an integral part of our advisory team. Georgina has studied for two masters with a focus on environmental management and rural tourism, and also worked
An existing residential property in Estate ownership, at the fringes of a rural village, was in need of refurbishment and an opportunity was identified to seek planning permission for the properties redevelopment in order to maximise value prior to any
We are excited that we will be exhibiting at The Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the Birmingham NEC on Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st March. We will be on Stand Number J183 – which is easy to find, by the
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INDUSTRY COMMENT: BIODIVERSITY NET GAIN GATHERS PACE AS NPPG (NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY GUIDANCE) ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE BY FIONA TIPLADYThe Government has recently issued details on how biodiversity net...
RURAL SOLUTIONS TEAM SET TO TAKE PART IN CYCLING THE LENGTH OF THE UK CHALLENGE IN AID OF COUNTRY TRUST CHARITYAfter our support for Sam Boatwright and his epic triathlon,...
PLANNING NEWS: PARA 79E CONSENT ACHIEVED FOR OFF-GRID HYDROGEN HOUSE IN DEVON – A EUROPEAN FIRST IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FOR A SINGLE HOUSEWe are delighted to announce our latest Para 79e consent...
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Whatever happens before and after 31st October, rural land use...
INDUSTRY COMMENT: CLA CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT – LANDOWNERS ARE THE OPPORTUNITY AND AT THE HEART OF CHANGE by GEORGINA SANKEYThe CLA’s Climate Change Summit earlier this month was both...
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