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Rural Solutions Ltd

Limited Company | www.ruralsolutions.co.uk

Head Office
Canalside House
Brewery Lane
North Yorkshire
BD23 1DR

Telephone: 01756 797501
Mobile: 07734 926711
Contact: Mrs Joanne Halton

Other offices in: Malmesbury

Email: joanne.halton@ruralsolutions.co.uk

Website: www.ruralsolutions.co.uk


Head Office
Canalside House
Brewery Lane
North Yorkshire
BD23 1DR

Telephone: 01756 797501
Mobile: 07734 926711
Contact: Mrs Joanne Halton

Email: joanne.halton@ruralsolutions.co.uk


South Office
Charlton Business Park
SN16 9RU

Telephone: 01666 213102
Mobile: 07989 471463
Contact: Mr Duncan Hartley

Email: duncan.hartley@ruralsolutions.co.uk

Mr Duncan Hartley BSc(Hons), MA, DipTRP, MRITP  [ E-mail ]

Mr James Ellis BA(Hons), MA, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Rob Hindle BSc(Hons), MRICS  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Joanne Halton BSc(Hons), MA, DipTRP, MRITP  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Kike Giwa BSc(Hons), MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Miss Shelley Coffey BA (Hons), MCD, PGCert, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Kate Girling BA (Hons), MA, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Lisa Allison BSc, MSc, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Teresa Brooks  [ E-mail ]

Miss Hannah Cook BA (Hons), MA  [ E-mail ]

Mr James Podesta  [ E-mail ]

Mr Michael Gordon  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Liveries, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices


Conservation Areas, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wildlife Centres / Trusts, Wind Farms


Architecture, Crime Prevention Design, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Viability Assessment




Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Cemeteries, Health Centres, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Needs Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Mobile Phone Masts, Nuclear, Service Industry, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology



Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan - Viability Assessments, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Waste Local Plans


Land use

Minerals & Waste

Mineral Local Plans, Waste Local Plans

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Neighbourhood Development Plans, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Elected Member Training

Renewable Energy

Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Wind Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Housing Needs Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Impact Tests, Markets, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Supermarkets, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Transport Impact Studies

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Rural & Village Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      30
Total Professional Staff      25
Chartered Town Planners      7
Architects      1
Chartered Surveyors      3
Chartered & Professional Engineers      4
Chartered & Professional Builders      1

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Planning and development services throughout the UK.

Main Planning Services

  • Preparation & submission of applications
  • Planning policy guidance on development options
  • LDF monitoring and policy & site submissions
  • Rural Planning
  • Regeneration of brownfield sites
  • Asset reviews
  • Mixed use developments
  • Historic built environment & protected landscapes
  • Renewable Energy projects
  • Economic Impact Assessment
  • Housing Needs Assessment
  • Development Viability Assessment
  • Community Engagement
  • Community Impact Assessment
  • Renewables Planning