PLANNING

With an impressive track record across a wide range of consents from commercial to residential, leisure, tourism and agricultural, Rural Solutions has the commercial and strategic understanding of the rural environment to achieve the most valuable consents. We always aim to get very best out of your development.

As one of the largest specialist planning team in the UK, includes senior, ex-local authority planning officers and commercial planning specialists.  Their combined experience and knowledge of rural issues and the sensitivities within these areas provides our clients with the essential support they need, on all aspects of the development process, to achieve their aspirations.

They can ‘de-risk’ complicated and time-consuming planning permission processes, and very often, work closely with councils and other key stakeholders including local communities affected to successfully instil confidence in the challenging developments we propose.

This award-winning team invests extensively in being at the forefront of sustainable and responsible rural development issues and challenges, and have developed specialist experience in many areas; examples include;

  • Specialist Sustainability Appraisals to evidence sustainable development;
  • Specialists in securing planning permission for ‘exceptional and innovative country houses’ (‘paragraph 55 houses’);
  • Specialists in securing planning permission in sensitive rural areas for sustainable sites, such as green belt and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs)
  • Strategic land development and promotion;
  • Master planning large scale development proposals and village scale redevelopment;
  • Estate masterplanning; and
  • Acting as expert witness at Planning Inquiry.’

We are currently the rural planning partner for the CLA (Country and Land Association) for 2017.

Planning Case Studies

SMALL SCALE RESIDENTIAL
LANCASHIRE

26th September 2016

NEW OPERA HOUSE
LEICESTERSHIRE

26th September 2016

NEW COUNTRY HOUSE
YORKSHIRE DALES

26th September 2016

RURAL OFFICE DEVELOPMENT
OXFORDSHIRE

6th September 2016

GARDEN VILLAGE MASTER PLAN
NORTH YORKSHIRE

4th September 2016

MEDIUM SCALE RESIDENTIAL
NORTH YORKSHIRE

28th August 2016

SMALL SCALE RESIDENTIAL
NORTH YORKSHIRE

27th April 2016

SMALL SCALE RESIDENTIAL
ESSEX

27th April 2016

RENEWABLE ENERGY
NORTH YORKSHIRE

27th April 2016

FARM SHOP & RESTAURANT
NORTH YORKSHIRE

27th September 2015

RESIDENTIAL
ACROSS ENGLAND

27th September 2015

RENEWABLE ENERGY
CAMBRIDGESHIRE

27th September 2015

EDUCATION
OXFORDSHIRE

27th September 2015

NEW COUNTRY HOUSE
DEVON

27th September 2015

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