Rural Words

Monday, 01 October 2012 06:52

Launch of Rural Health Network

Many NHS colleagues and other public service providers have had a torrid few years wrestling with the consequences of austerity measures and the implications this has for resourcing key public services, including health.

Sunday, 30 September 2012 21:57

Rural Statement - what does it offer?

Is the government's Rural Statement a 'new' contract to empower communities or re-presentation of 'old' initiatives? Jessica Sellick finds out.

Monday, 03 September 2012 07:04

Whose rural-urban fringe?

With increasing demands being placed upon land, can we afford to overlook the potential of the 'fringe'? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Friday, 27 July 2012 19:28

What's [not] in the Rural Statement

The government pledged to issue a rural statement this spring. It's been a long time coming, says Jessica Sellick.

POLICIES to assist young people into work, training or higher education need to take account of the rural dimension according to a new report, finds Brian Wilson.

NEIGHBOURHOOD planning will not be for every community but the rewards could be significant, says Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 24 June 2012 22:04

Championing the countryside

Will Defra's Priorities and Business Plans create thriving rural communities? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 27 May 2012 20:51

Impact of reform on rural housing

The latest welfare and housing reforms could have unforeseen rural consequences, writes Brian Wilson.

IS localism meeting rural needs? Or is it hindered by apathy? Jessica Sellick investigates.

Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:11

Book takes long-term rural view

A twenty-five year perspective is a reminder of some frustratingly hard-to-crack rural concerns, writes Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 22 April 2012 08:17

Protecting our green and pleasant land?

WILL large-scale conservation areas lead to a living, working, protected and vibrant countryside?

Saturday, 31 March 2012 16:44

Final NPPF 'revised for the better'

THE final version of the government's National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been revised for the better, writes Brian Wilson.

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