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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Daniel Hay has recently joined us as a Senior Planner based in our Southern office. Daniel has had a strong mix of both private and public sector planning with projects ranging from Paragraph 79 houses to affordable housing. What’s your
Looking at the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), one of the core principles outlined is that “planning should recognise the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside.” Chapter 15 of the NPPF focuses on the conservation and enhancement of
Farmers and landowners across the country are beginning to realise the benefits of diversifying into the leisure and visitor attractions industry. As we shift closer to leaving the EU, the future of traditional farm incomes seems increasingly volatile, putting a
To better understand the changing landscape of rural businesses and communities, we recently conducted our first Rural Solutions Sentiment Survey. Diversification is the future of rural businesses. An increasing number of rural business are aiming to branch out into additional
Rural planning Solutions are used to dealing with complex planning applications and working in sensitive countryside locations. Last month we achieved a planning permission that typifies our unique approach and resulted in a fantastic planning permission for our client. Our
The CLA has recently analysed the way in which 50 local authorities use their settlement hierarchy when deciding the locations of new development allocations in a Local Plan. Such hierarchies work by ranking villages, scoring them against a range of
The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) includes a new clause in paragraph 79 which will provide substantial opportunities to create new isolated homes in the countryside. The previously entitled paragraph 55 that allowed for new isolated homes in the
Architect Sandy is the latest addition to the Design Team have joined us just this month. Her architectural career has been in both rural and urban practice in Cumbria and Yorkshire. She has been very lucky to work on a broad variety
We are delighted to have secured planning consent for an exciting, alternative leisure development in Kirkstall, Leeds. The application sought a change of use of a Grade II listed building from an A1 retail use to a “sui generis” leisure/entertainment
According to new research by the CLA, of 70 Local Plans from rural local authorities, 2,154 villages across England have been deemed unsustainable. This means that housing allocation, which includes the delivery of affordable homes, within these rural communities is
The publication of new household projections by the Office for National Statistics has led to a significant reduction in the overall numbers generated by the standard method for assessing local housing need. As a result, the government has published a
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
Rural Solutions has had two recent planning successes working in Cornwall. In October we secured planning consent, working with local architecture practice Studio Arc, and Skipton based nationwide and international developer, Candelisa, for the conversion of the former St Peter’s
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
A recent planning examination of the Aylesbury Vale local plan has concluding in a warning that “further work” is necessary in order for the document to gain approval. The inspector has recommended that the housing target should increase by approximately 15 per cent.
Planning conditions exist to support development which would otherwise be unacceptable in planning terms to proceed. They are a significant way of ensuring regulation and are therefore a useful tool for Local Planning Authorities (LPA’s) to control development. There are,
Glamping – short for glamorous camping – has fast become popular amongst those eager to experience rural getaways without having to completely submit to the adversities of traditional camping. With the rise of domestic tourism in a post-Brexit UK, more
PLANNING NEWS: CONSENT ACHIEVED FOR CONVERSION OF TWI LISTED BUILDINGS TO A RESIDENTIAL SCHEME IN A GREEN BELT
We have recently obtained planning permission for the conversion and extension of a domestic outbuilding to create a single dwelling. Located within designated Green Belt and within the setting of two listed buildings, the Rural Solutions planning and design teams worked
PLANNING NEWS: REPLACEMENT DWELLING AND TWO FURTHER DWELLINGS CONSENTED AS PART OF ESTATE MASTERPLAN AT THORNER
We are delighted to share news of our latest planning consents for a replacement dwelling and construction of two additional dwellings in Thorner. An extremely complex application with Leeds City Council, taking over a year to obtain consent. An extremely complex application
Daniel Hay has recently joined us as a Senior Planner...
Looking at the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), one...
Farmers and landowners across the country are beginning to realise...
To better understand the changing landscape of rural businesses and...
Rural planning Solutions are used to dealing with complex planning...
The CLA has recently analysed the way in which 50...
The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) includes a new...
Architect Sandy is the latest addition to the Design Team have...
We are delighted to have secured planning consent for an...
According to new research by the CLA, of 70 Local...