Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:02

Bishop highlights need for equality

The Bishop of Lincoln has highlighted the challenges faced by communities in sparsely populated rural areas.

Monday, 12 March 2018 14:17

NPPF 'could boost rural housing'

Seemingly minor changes to the national planning policy framework could have big rural benefits, says an expert.

Monday, 12 March 2018 13:32

Rule change to increase rural homes

Rural communities are to be given more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 08:43

Review must create rural homes

The Rural Services Network has welcomed proposals for a major overhaul of national planning policy.

Monday, 05 March 2018 18:50

Major reform of planning rules unveiled

A major overhaul of planning rules will "deliver the homes the country needs," says the government.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 13:26

'Loophole scuppers affordable homes'

House builders are exploiting a legal loophole so they don't have to build as many affordable homes in the countryside, claim campaigners.

Monday, 19 February 2018 10:46

Calor launches £50k rural grant scheme

Rural communities throughout the UK could be eligible for funding from the Calor Rural Community Fund.

Friday, 09 February 2018 04:34

Vital boost for community-led homes

Support for much-needed rural community housing has received a vital boost in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:06

Ambitious rural youth study launched

An ambitious new initiative aims to research and better understand rural young people.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 07:39

Rural projects receive £400k lifeline

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has awarded £400,000 of funding to 12 community-led projects.

Monday, 22 January 2018 23:49

Plunkett unites rural youngsters

The Plunkett Foundation is highlighting ways to help youngsters overcome isolation in the countryside.

Friday, 12 January 2018 19:53

Post offices given community status

Some 3000 post office counters have been designated “community branches” as they deliver services to rural residents, says the government.