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Your Experts in Rural Planning Solutions

At The Rural Planning Practice, we are a team of chartered members of the RTPI and RICS, dedicated to providing bespoke and professional services for all your rural planning needs.

Our Services

Help and Advice For Your Rural Planning Project

At The Rural Planning Practice, we offer a wide range of professional services tailored to meet your rural planning requirements. Our team of experts provides site assessments, site promotion, planning applications, pre-purchase guidance, permitted development advice, and much more.

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Why Choose The Rural Planning Practice?

Discover the advantages of choosing The Rural Planning Practice. With our bespoke and professional service, we provide expert guidance on a wide range of rural planning matters.

Professional & Experienced

We have decades of combined experience in providing creative solutions to planning projects and problems.

Chartered & Certified

We have staff that are members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Trained & Qualified

Our team also have graduate/post graduate qualifications in Heritage, Conservation, Architecture and Archaeology.

Honest & Principled

We pride ourselves in integrity and honesty which is what gives our clients the confidence to work with us.

Proactive & Practical

Planning can be like a game of chess, always thinking a few moves ahead to get to the desired outcome. We relish the unusual and taxing cases that require an imaginative approach.

Well Connected

We have an established network of specialists we work with including Landscape Architects, Designers, Ecologist and Highways Experts.

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Case Studies

Examples of how we’ve recently helped clients with rural planning projects


Certificate of Lawfulness

High Peak Borough Council
8th March 2024


Listed Buildings

Four Approvals In One Day – The Rural Planning Practice

Ashford Borough Council, Cornwall Council, Cotswold District Council, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
5th January 2024
From Our Clients


Thank you for all the help and knowledge you were able to provide – we really appreciate it and wouldn’t have been able to do it without you (and all the RPP team)!

Miss B. Brentford

We used The RPP in Spring 2022 to gain planning on a holiday letting property. I am very pleased that we decided to use The RPP as it was essential for our business to gain this permission.

Waterside Ltd.

The whole package of planning, including managing other specialists, ensured complete alignment at all times. It was a great pleasure for me that RPP took this lead and secured our planning approval.

Little Quarry Glamping

The RPP are superb and knowledgeable professionals who deliver high-quality and effective results. We have used them on two separate projects and were delighted each time.

Mr. B

Huge thanks to The Rural Planning Practice, your help has been very much appreciated. The resulting comments in the Decision Notice do feel considerably more proportionate than the initial feedback from the planning officer to the first application.

Mrs. R

I have used The Rural Planning Practice for many years. They are efficient, knowledgeable and always get the end result that we require. I would recommend for advice and for obtaining planning permissions.

Hawkins & Turner Ltd


Rural Planning News and Insights

Stay informed with our latest articles.

Rother District Council’s draft Local Plan

Rother District Council’s draft Local Plan

The draft local plan imposes stricter environmental and sustainability requirements.
13th June 2024
The Big Move

The Big Move

The big office move for the Cirencester team.
13th June 2024

Our Memberships

We’d Love to Hear About Your Next Planning Project

Contact The Rural Planning Practice for professional and bespoke rural planning solutions.