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Monday, 03 July 2017 10:21

'Great concern' over rural housing

The delivery of affordable homes in rural communities where they are needed is of great concern says the Rural Services Network.

Monday, 03 July 2017 08:13

Network supports rural housing plan

The Rural Services Network is backing a five-star plan to increase the delivery of affordable housing in the countryside.

 

The Rural Services Network responds to a Campaign to Protect Rural England report on Green Belt housing [1], Rural Services Network assistant director Andy Dean said:

 

Rural Councils have called for clarity on the future for local government finance and an end to unfair funding for their areas.

 

The Rural Services Network is calling for clarity for local authorities after the Local Government Finance Bill was omitted from the government's legislative programme for at least two years, as set out in the Queens Speech voted through Parliament on Thursday (29 June).

 

RURAL communities will benefit from a share of £170m invested by Arts Council England outside London between 2018 and 2022.

Saturday, 24 June 2017 20:55

Police unveil rural crime strategy

An action plan to tackle the issues being faced by rural communities is to be unveiled by Lincolnshire police.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:21

Help shape future for rural services

RURAL stakeholders are being invited to help shape a new agenda for the countryside.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:35

No Finance Bill in Queen's Speech

Huge concern has been voiced by council leaders after the Local Government Finance Bill was omitted from the Queen's Speech.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 22:25

Remote households get faster broadband

Almost 3,000 remote households and businesses will get access to high-speed broadband thanks to a £4m boost for Oxfordshire.

CAMPAIGNERS are calling on the government to "unlock" land to provide more affordable rural homes.

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