Our dedicated design team are a key component of the successful delivery of our ‘concept to completion’ offer.
Our creativity brings our clients’ objectives to life. By understanding the impact of design within the rural environment, we specialise in creating innovative, yet practical, options for a large array of schemes. Throughout, we are focussed on adding value through high quality design and place making.
Services We Offer
- Feasibility Studies and Optioneering
- Concept Design, Masterplanning and Urban Design
- Pre-application Support
- 3D Visualisations
- Design work for Planning Applications
- Planning Condition Discharge
- Design Codes
- Design & Access Statements
- Tender Drawings and Design Resolution
- National Building Specification (NBS)
- Management and Maintenance Plans
- Value Engineering
- Tender Appraisals
- Working Construction Drawings
- Final Construction Drawings
- Schedule of Defects Report
- Site Support and Design Compliance
- Contract Administration
We are excited to share an update on the eco-house that nears completion at a rural village in the Nidderdale AONB.
As the pandemic continues and we find ourselves spending more time at home, many of us are looking to maximise the space available within our homes and looking to create new ancillary living spaces. Treehouses offer a unique opportunity to gain additional living, office, holiday or play space.
Housing is always a hot topic – and never more so than in the countryside. The Covid-19 pandemic has set several plates spinning – both in terms of policy reform and shifts in the rural property market. Last week, rural housing was again in the headlines as the government’s proposed algorithm for determining development levels seemed to place disproportionate growth demands on areas such as the Lake District and North Yorkshire leading to widespread criticism from rural commentators.
PLANNING NEWS: CONSENT ACHIEVED FOR THREE RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS IN NIDDERDALE AONB VIA ‘PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE’ PROCESS
Rural Solutions has secured planning consent for a small residential site in Nidderdale AONB.
The site is for the construction of three houses and is thought to be the first granted full consent by Harrogate Borough Council using the ‘permission in principle’ process, introduced by the Government for certain categories of development including small residential sites in 2018. The quicker process allows for land to be granted ‘permission in principle’ without going through the full planning application process, making it easier and a more attractive possibility to deliver small areas of land that can contribute to the housing land supply plan.