Rural Words

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.

Latest tweets


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

Health Spotlight

Health Spotlight
Find our latest 'Spotlight on Health' Newsletter by clicking 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


For analysis and comment on key rural services, 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.

Our Events

Rural studies archive
For our Commission for Rural Communities archive, click here.