We offer expert insight. 


Founded by Judith Norris in 2014, The Rural Planning Practice has gained a reputation for providing rural planning solutions. 

oUR services


We understand the goals and challenges faced by all equestrians, whether they are a riding school, livery yard, competition rider, or an equestrian business

Planning Appeals

Typically, the appellant’s chance of success is around thirty percent. Our team are fully conversant with the appeal process and have undertaken appeals by inquiry, hearing, and written representation.

Rural Buildings

We provide advice, planning appraisals, preparation and handling of planning applications.


We have an excellent understanding of planning policy and law relating to country pursuits.

Planning Objections

We can provide support and assistance to individuals or residents groups who are fighting against a particular development.

Listed Buildings

Our specialists have an excellent track record in obtaining listed building and planning permission for changes to listed buildings.

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Setting up a glamping business
Due to the pandemic, there has been a rise in staycations. We have recently had an increase in enquiries on how to obtain planning permission for glamping sites.
ABRS talk about the effects of the pandemic
The Association of British Riding Schools on will be on BBC Radio Sussex and BBC Radio Surrey tomorrow (Saturday 30th January) talking about the effects of the pandemic on riding schools, trekking centres and livery yards.