Exceptional Country Houses

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSES

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSES

PARA 79, REPLACEMENT HOUSES, ECO-HOUSES

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSES

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSES

PARA 79, REPLACEMENT HOUSES, ECO-HOUSES

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSES

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSES

PARA 79, REPLACEMENT HOUSES, ECO-HOUSES

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSES

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSES

PARA 79, REPLACEMENT HOUSES, ECO-HOUSES

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An exceptional new and replacement country house project is arguably one of the most interesting residential projects to work on.

The inspiration and ambition of a client combined with the innovation and skill of talented and creative landscape architects and architects produces something remarkable and original, something that will delight.

The outcome can be a striking and significant statement on the landscape that may be enjoyed, admired and applauded for generations, finding its way to becoming a part of British heritage.

Rural Solutions is unique in providing expert planning and ecology services, alongside architecture and landscape architecture services under one roof. Our professionals are national leaders in the delivery of this specialised form of development – new country houses.

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COUNTRY HOUSE OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY

In the 1990s, new Government planning policy unexpectedly emerged seeking to resurrect the tradition of the English Country House. That policy, often termed ‘The Gummer Clause’ (after the then Secretary of State), has been maintained and varied many times and now finds its description at Paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). It is here to stay and states that isolated homes in the countryside will be permitted if the following circumstances apply:

79 e). the design is of exceptional quality, in that it:

is truly outstanding or innovative, reflecting the highest standards in architecture, and would help to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas; and
would significantly enhance its immediate setting, and be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

The challenge in meeting these policy tests is considerable. The design bar is set incredibly high in seeking to attain a scheme that is truly outstanding or innovative. Expert guidance is required. Rural Solutions is the leading national planning and landscape practice in achieving schemes that become a reality in this discrete policy area. We are unique in providing both the necessary planning and design expertise in house. Our approach is one which enables all professionals to achieve a scheme that is more than the sum of its parts – one that is truly outstanding.

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