Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Norfolk Way

I finally managed to get together with Mid-Norfolk MP George Freeman at his constituency office in Dereham last week. I’ve been keen to talk to him since seeing his ideas on sustainable rural development – his ‘Norfolk Way‘ campaign – … Continue reading

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Grant Shapps and the ‘New Normal’

I’ve followed with interest, on Twitter and elsewhere, Grant Shapps’ thoughts on the Natural House, the Prince’s Foundation show-home which he unveiled recently at the Building Research Establishment in Watford. It culminated in a proclamation this week from the GLG … Continue reading

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Contemporary Vernacular?

Coming back to the issue of special and normal buildings (as I did in the last post), put me in mind of a house which I drive past occasionally on my way up to Holkham Hall, where Lucas Hickman Smith … Continue reading

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Thanks again, BD!

If you’ve just come to Ruralise from the letters page at BD, welcome! If you’re a regular reader but can’t get behind BD’s pay-wall, the text was as follows (somewhat more discursive than BDs tightly edited version):

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Summer is definitely here!

A great new header-image courtesy of Jim Stephenson – a.k.a. clickclickjim – to replace a rather chilly looking view of Gonville Hall. It won’t be long before my original header can be used again – a view of the Old … Continue reading

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CLG Publishes CRTB ‘Guide’

A brief flurry of Google-Alerts traffic in the past couple of days about the Community Right to Build (CRTB). As reported in 24 Housing Magazine and elsewhere, Grant Schapps is urging smaller communities to start thinking about how they might … Continue reading

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