A Specialist firm based in Skipton is expanding its operations into the North West.
Rural Solutions Ltd has acquired the Lancashire-based Rural Innovation run by Rob Hindle.
Rural Solutions are a rural planning and development specialists and the expansion is partly as a result of new planning regulations which offer new opportunities for sustainable rural development.
William Fry, managing director of Rural Solutions, based at Brougham Hall, Skipton, explained: “These are exciting times for rural communities.
Earlier this year, new planning regulations were introduced which enable appropriate and sustainable development in rural areas.
“This long overdue change will breathe new life into our rural communities, optimise their future sustainability and maximise their economic potential. We have already seen an increase in demand for our services and we’ve grown by 36% every year since 2009. It made perfect sense for us to seize this opportunity to grow further and expand into the North West.”
Rob Hindle of Rural Innovation brings more than 20 years experience in specialist rural planning, development and research.
Rob explained: “I have specialised in rural development for more than 20 years working with both public and private sector clients to enhance the future sustainability of rural communities and estates through strategic planning and the sensitive development of new housing, workspace, leisure and tourism facilities.
“Bringing the two businesses together makes perfect sense at a time of increased opportunity as we can combine our specialist services to create a centre of excellence for rural planning and development.”