Rural Words

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.

Thursday, 22 March 2012 22:55

Planning framework imminent

SUCCESSFUL engagement between developers, local planning authorities and communities will be key, says Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 18 March 2012 18:49

Revitalising a changing coastline

WHAT is being done to address the complex social, economic and environmental issues faced by our coastal communities?

Sunday, 19 February 2012 21:35

Productivity of rural economies

A RECENT report might help us better understand rural productivity, says Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 19 February 2012 21:24

A superfast rural future?

People tend to think of the uplands as wild areas, but the truth is very different. Jessica Sellick investigates.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:42

Housing: What and where should we build?

Just how can rural settlements deliver housing, employment and a range of services?

Monday, 12 December 2011 08:49

Scots and English rural policies compared

Rural policy in Scotland has developed in distinctive ways and makes for an interesting comparison with that in England, says Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 04 December 2011 19:58

What's in the rural economy review?

THE government describes its Rural Economy Growth Review as DEFRA's deal for the countryside. But what's in it exactly?

Sunday, 20 November 2011 23:16

Ambulance responses in rural areas

A MORE more flexible approach to ambulance response times might deliver better clinical outcomes for rural communities, says Brian Wilson.

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