Rural Land Group

Expertise in delivering excellence in rural land use services.

Rural Land Group is a multi-discipline consortium of consultants and experts that specialise in the planning, sustainability and viability of rural sites, estates and developments.

As project managers on a wide variety of prestige rural projects, our team has experience and expertise in an extensive range of disciplines including the following key fields:

Planning and Development
• Pre-application consultations
• Liaison with statutory and non-statutory consultees
• Masterplanning, Development and Neighbourhood Plans
• Preparation of planning applications
• Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIAs)
• Other Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
• Applications for Certificates of Lawful Use and change of use
• Preparation of Design and Access Statements
• Negotiation of planning obligations, conditions and Section 106 and Section 278 Agreements
• Planning Appeals for refusal, non-determination and enforcement, including support at Hearings and Inquiries

Sustainability and Viability
• BREEAM Communities assessment and reporting
• Sustainability Appraisals including SEAs
• Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy and Design
• Ecological surveys and Impact Assessments, Mitigation and Strategies
• `Suitably Qualified Ecologist` for BREEAM assessments
• Economic Viability Assessments
• Business Plans
• Sports & Leisure and Tourism studies and strategies
• Community Needs Assessments
• GIS and mapping
• Public and community consultation and engagement
• Estate Management

In addition our team includes the following in-house expertise:
• Mineral surveying and estate management including mineral assessments, valuation and working rights agreements
• Accredited training, presentation and courses
• Compliance monitoring and due diligence
• Expert witness including support at public committees
• A broad range of land-based study and evidence preparation
• `Critical friend` support to community and voluntary sector working groups including Neighbourhood Planning groups.

Once we have formulated and agreed the best options for our clients, RLG can be a `One stop shop` for procuring our clients` advice and support from a range of trusted sub-consultancies on commonplace issues and topics including:
• Architectural Drawing and Plans
• Archaeology and built heritage
• Hydrology and flood risk mitigation
• Arboricultural surveys and assessments
• Transport and Highways
• Retail studies
• Advice to the pub and licenced trade
• Housing Needs Assessments
• Structural surveys and engineering
• Ground conditions and contamination
• Energy Statements and Renewable Energy Studies

We have direct access to elite planning lawyers and Counsel in matters of land-based and Public litigation.

Our members are regulated and accredited by the following:
• Royal Town Planning Institute
• Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
• Chartered Institute of Ecological and Environmental Management
• Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors: Registered Valuer

01664 400 150 ext 3

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