LOCAL communities are to build their own homes without having to lodge specific planning applications.
A NEW network aims to help rural communities provide affordable housing for local residents.
THE government’s rural watchdog has called for a new strategy to revitalise England’s upland communities.
RURAL people have a higher life expectancy than people in larger towns and cities, a report has found.
OFFICIAL measures of deprivation fail to recognise rural needs, the government has been told.
NEW guidance aims to ensure local councils communicate effectively with the communities they serve.
THE Commission for Rural Communities must foster better links with rural stakeholders, says a report.
SIX villages have each won £400,000 to revive their communities through new business ventures.
RURAL residents are less aware of their financial rights than urban people, a watchdog has warned.
A NEW campaign is highlighting the challenges faced by older rural people.
A PIONEERING three year vision seeks to improve rural communities in the East Midlands.
THE government has proposed new powers enabling parish councils to build affordable homes for rural residents.