RURAL SOLUTIONS SERVICE LEVEL UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER
Following the recent announcement that England will be under a second ‘lockdown’ from 5th November 2020, we would like to reassure you that Rural Solutions are able to continue working under the same conditions.
We are still:
- Working from home,
- Available to hold pre-agreed meetings at our offices,
- Able to arrange site visits.
We are following all guidelines with regard to social distancing and have provided suitable PPE for colleagues to use, where necessary.
Rural Solutions remains fully operational and colleagues will be available throughout normal working hours (Mon-Fri 9-5pm).
We will continue to update our website and social media platforms with any updates to our working practices arising from the Coronavirus pandemic over the coming weeks and months.
Thank you and stay safe.
INDUSTRY COMMENT: JOANNE HALTON, HEAD OF PLANNING, SUMMARISES OUR CONSULTATION RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNMENT’S PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE WHITE PAPER
Following dialogue with interested clients from a variety of rural sectors, including small house builders and rural land and business owners, we have submitted our consultation response to the Government’s White Paper, Planning for the Future. The consultation seeks to gather the views of communities, landowners, developers and planning practitioners on the current planning system and the structural changes proposed by this Paper.
PLANNING NEWS: MINISTRY OF HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MHCLG) ANNOUNCE A REVIEW OF THE RULES AROUND SELF-BUILD
We are pleased to hear news that the Government plan to review the rules around self-build in order to encourage this area of development.
We are delighted to be able to follow the construction of one of our most exciting Para 79 developments. This project has been a long time in the making. Rural Solutions, originally attained planning permission in 2016, however, the site was then sold in 2019 to a new owner who returned to Rural Solutions to make the design a reality, employing our architecture team to co-ordinate the detailed design of the development and project management.
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.