The Rural Tourism Confidence Index (RTCI) for 2005 shows that 90% of respondents are optimistic about the short to medium term future for the industry.
Various business tools can be used to help rural businesses plan and develop. The most common tool is the SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats).
As part of its assessment of economic conditions in the rural economy, the CLA has undertaken a business survey – called the “CLA REI 100” – to gauge the level of confidence of 100 of the CLA’s business members.
CLA recommendations on the review of the English Rural Development Programme.
In February, the CLA Housing Adviser attended a Local Government Association (LGA) workshop seeking to advise Local Authority Councillors on the delivery of rural housing.
The CLA told the attendees that Housing Allocations as opposed to Neighbourhood Plans were “less risky” if the Local Authority was serious about delivering incremental growth of settlements in rural areas.
During consultation for the CLA Housing Policy it became clear that although members wished to add to existing rented housing stock, lack of development finance was affecting whether planning permissions could be implemented by landowners. This feedback led to the CLA February 2013 submission of an Expression of Interest to Build to Rent Fund One
Traditional farm buildings are a vital and iconic part of the rural landscape but a combination of changing animal welfare standards, larger machinery sizes, restructuring of farming, and declining farm profitability has left a substantial and growing proportion of them without an economic use.
The Housing Standards Review consultation seeks views on how to regularise the raft of building standards required nationally.
After two years of stakeholder consultation, the Welsh Government in Summer 2013 published a consultation, The future of our past, with proposals fo
This handbook covers the Transport and Works Act 1992 which is used to deliver new roads, railways and canals. The Act includes compulsory purchase provisions that can be used by private developers and public authorities.
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