Rural communities will welcome development – if it fits the local vernacular and genuinely meets community needs.
Posts Tagged: Rural affairs
Kevin Beaty: Rural and urban areas in the UK should be working together in a sense of common fellowship
I am setting up a think tank to explore how we can sensibly use the countryside as part of the wider economy.
Rural areas have higher costs for services such as social care – yet we have been coping with bigger spending cuts than our urban counterparts.
Local decision-making must be respected if communities are to be confident in embracing development. We need these principles in urban areas too.
James Frayne: May is right to drop her vote on the hunting ban – it should never have been in the manifesto in the first place
At best, people don’t think about the issue. But as soon as they do, they overwhelmingly support the ban. A vote would have been hugely damaging.
Aylesbury Vale District Council staff travel on business using pool cars – and the pool cars are Nissan Leafs.
A free vote on repeal gives legislators the opportunity to review the impact of the fox hunting ban. No wonder the law’s supporters are nervous.
Community Land Trusts and other schemes are making a positive difference around the country.
Nadhim Zahawi: A message from Labour voters in my seat that I’ve never heard before. They’re backing a Conservative Prime Minister.
I truly believe that this election will finally banish the tribal, class-driven polarisation of workers versus bosses. That rhetoric will be firmly placed in the dustbin of history.
Greater understanding, and better co-operation, would aid the nation.
Nimby opposition can vanish if new homes are traditional.
It may not have closed hunts down, but a law rooted in prejudice and class warfare is a stain on the statute book.
His new book, ‘The Marches’, is a fascinating exploration of a land and people caught between Scotland and England.
Splitting hairs over whether or not someone is a ‘recurring’ or ‘regular’ TV presenter shouldn’t allow someone to abuse a neutral platform.
Osborne launches his new think-tank today, and the project that he championed will continue – though with differences.