News & Insight

The Rural Planning Practice becomes Hartpury Equine Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Hartpury Equine. The new sponsorship deal includes class sponsorship at the NAF Five Star Hartpury Festival of Dressage (7-11 July) and NAF Five Star Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular (22-25 July), and cross country fence sponsorship at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials (11-15 August)…. Read more

The Queen’s Speech & Planning

The background documents to the Queen’s Speech 2021 clearly acknowledges that the current planning system does not lead to enough homes being built, and that the increasingly expensive housing is a result of a long-term and persistent undersupply. And so, within the next parliamentary session, the Government promises us to bring some radical changes to… Read more

A Guide to Rural Planning

When considering a planning application, the countryside varies from that in urban areas. Farms Farms are usually controlled by the same planning rules as buildings in towns and cities, but the rules on permitted development mean that some changes to farm buildings do not require planning permission. Farming operations – growing crops or raising livestock… Read more

Agriculture to Equestrian Use

If you are using your agricultural land for equestrian purposes, your Local Authority could take enforcement action against you. Therefore it is important you know the difference and the limitations of use on your land. If you rent land you can become liable for the breach depending on the agreement in place. Therefore, to keep… Read more

National Walking Day

5 reasons why you should go for a walk today 1. Improve your fitness  If you are trying to get fit, start by walking. Walking is one of the easiest (and free!) ways to get active and improve fitness. Not only can it help you lose some weight, regular walking at a brisk pace will… Read more

Countryside Code Update

If you are heading out for an Easter walk this weekend, make sure you do your bit to protect the countryside. ? Respect everyone – Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside – Leave gates and property as you find them – Do not block access to gateways or driveways… Read more

Featured on BBC1

We were super excited to see one of our projects on the new BBC1 programme – This Is My House. Did you guess who the owner is? The first episode introduced us to four people all claiming to be called Fern. Of course, only one of the Ferns was the real owner. Fern, a former… Read more

Outline Planning Permission Approved for 2,350 New Homes in Cirencester

Following on from the public consultation and subsequent three-month postponement in September 2016, Cotswold District Council have made the momentous decision to approve outline planning permission for Bathurst Development Limited’s (BDL) 2,350 new homes in Chesterton, Cirencester. After over 600 objections to the application and 13 hours of debate, 17 councillors voted to recommend the… Read more

Press Release: The Rural Planning Practice held a ‘drop in’ planning surgery in March to mark first year in Cirencester

Cirencester rural planning consultancy, The Rural Planning Practice, marked its first year in Cirencester by hosting a free ‘drop in’ planning surgery on 23rd March for local residents and businesses. The planning experts were on hand from 10am-5pm at their office at The Coach House, 60 Dyer Street in Cirencester and offered complimentary 30 minute consultations to… Read more