Consultation Responses

A service providing a base consultation response from the rural service perspective on all the key consultations. The service allows authorities ease of response to these exercises by either using or amending the responses as they see fit.



March - Fair funding review - a review of relative needs and resources



October & November - Planning for the right homes in the right places

August & September - Broadband USO

March & April - Housing White Paper

February & March - Industrial Strategy



December - Post Office consultation

October - Local Council Referendums

June, July & August - Big Lottery Fund Draft Directions

May - Starter Homes

March - Rural Economy

January & February - National Planning Policy


November & December - Business Rate Appeals

October - Consultation on Collaboration between the Emergency Services

April, May & June - Business Improvement Districts

February & March - Brownfield Land Consultation

January - Stepping onto the property ladder


October & November - Planning and Travellers

August & September - Technical Consultation on Planning

June & July - VCSE Fund current consultation

April - Planning Performance and Planning Contributions

March - Community radio

January & February - Local Authority Parking Strategies



November & December - Transforming the Highways Agency

September & October - Greater flexibilities for change of use

August - Use of Capital Receipts

July - Corporate Responsibility

April - The ‘Publicity Code’

February - Measuring Child Poverty

February - Streamlining the Planning Application Process

January - Review of Planning Practice Guidance



December - Planning Performance and the Planning Guarantee

November - Improving Local Government Transparency

October - Section 106 Agreement 

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Unlocking digital potential
A consultation on 'Unlocking Rural Britain's Digital Potential' has been launched. More details here

Brexit module

For information about the full implications and the repercussions on rural areas click here

BBC Countryfile Magazine

Countryfile magazine
For the latest issue of BBC Countryfile magazine, click here

funding module website

Fairer Funding
For our Fairer Funding campaign information click here


Local Authority pages
To access tailored information on your local authority, click here


Parliamentary Group
For the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Services, click here.

Our Events

Our Events
For Rural Services Network events and notable dates, click here.