Economic Development

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Policymakers must revamp rules for new rural homes

8 February 2018
England's planning policy on homes for retiring farmers must catch up with the rest of the United Kingdom before Brexit changes take effect, says the CLA. (Show House)

Businesses urge broadband boost for rural economy
6 February 2018
Poor broadband and mobile coverage is a barrier to rural economic growth, business figures have told MPs. (Sunday Times)

Brexit: 'One size fits all' Welsh rural policy warning
5 February 2018
A "one size fits all" policy for the Welsh rural economy after Brexit will not work, according to a new report. (BBC Online)

Rural businesses urged to bid for EU cash
5 February 2018
RURAL businesses have been urged to apply for £3m worth of European funding which has been protected despite Britain leaving the EU. (Oxford Mail)

Rural firms bid for part of £5m
5 February 2018
RURAL businesses around York with expansion plans for 2018 could get their hands on a share of more than £5 million to help realise their ambitions. (York Press)

Rural Denbighshire can still cash in on EU pot
19 February 2018
The Denbighshire countryside can still cash in on over £626,000 of European funding over the next two years – despite looming Brexit negotiations. (Ryhl Journal)


National Park leads the way in growing prosperity
9 February 2018
NEW data has revealed the economies of National Parks, including the New Forest, have prospered over a five-year period. (Bournemouth Echo)

Rural communities get access to high-speed internet
16 February 2018
More North-east communities can now get fibre broadband through a £428 million rollout. (Evening Express)

Gove claims small slice of HS2 rail fund would pay for broadband for all
21 February 2018
Environment Secretary Michael Gove believes it would cost a fraction of the money earmarked for the High Speed 2 rail project to deliver superfast broadband to all. (Yorkshire Post)

Brexit report raises rural labour shortage fears
15 February 2018
Shortages of labour and materials could hit the economies of Suffolk and Norfolk if Brexit talks go sour, says a business report. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Defra opens £60m grant scheme for equipment purchases
7 February 2018
Defra minister George Eustice has unveiled a £60m grant scheme to help farmers in England fund purchases of new equipment. (Farmers Weekly)

Land management policies aims are welcomed
1 March 2018
A CAUTIOUS approach to future Welsh land policies has been applauded. (Denbighshire Free Press)

Fund helps to support countryside businesses
5 February 2018
The Prince's Countryside Fund has awarded grants to the Northumberland Community Development Trust (NCDT) and the Farmer Network in its latest round of funding. (Northumberland Gazette)

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