Autumn 2016 - Adding a planning consultant to the team
An experienced planning consultant was needed as, to build a modern country house in isolated countryside, planning permission has to be gained under paragraph 79e of the National Planning Policy Framework. It's a technical and nuanced process. Rural Solutions had been through the process many times.
the design is to be of exceptional quality, in that it:
is truly outstanding or innovative, reflecting the highest standards in architecture, and would help to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas; and
would significantly enhance its immediate setting, and be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.