So the Government does not ignore the complex social and economic issues pertinent to the English countryside. DCLG has now released its Rural Planning Review and is calling for observations to be made to by April 21 2016.
The policy review seeks to reduce the regulatory burden in support of new homes, jobs and innovation in areas beyond our towns and cities. A new plan is proposed with policies which seek to boost the rural economy by encouraging investment in education, skills, improved infrastructure and connectivity whilst also simplifying existing planning rules that impact on business, communities and the delivery of rural area new homes.
DCLG are specifically looking for observations on how the planning system is currently working in rural areas and how it can be improved to support rural productivity.

For more information contact John Foddy, Managing Director, FoddyConsult