Monthly Archives: November 2011

More Norwegian Wood

Well, while we’re on the subject of Norway (see last post) it’s probably a good opportunity to cross an item off my original Ruralise to-do list – and in fact the ‘curvy’ theme tees this up nicely.

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Ruralise Goes Off Piste

You won’t often catch me enthusing about some rare, innovative, one-off architectural tour de force here on Ruralise; there’s plenty of magazines and blogs out there to take care of that. But this project by Norwegian supremos Snohetta really took … Continue reading

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Challenging Times for Affordable Housing

I attended a very good event on the future of affordable housing in Norfolk last week, hosted by Saffron Housing. Chief Executive Adam Ronaldson gave a sobering account of the impact that the credit crunch and recent government policy are … Continue reading

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How to CRTB #7 – New Draft Regulations

In the month of radio-silence here at Ruralise following the end of FANN-XI there was a little flurry of publications in connection with the Community Right to Build. Most interesting of these is a set of proposed Neighbourhood Planning Regulations, … Continue reading

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Festival Chit-Chat…

Regular Ruralise readers will have noticed it’s been a bit quiet here since the end of FANN-XI, while I’ve been catching up on a number of loose ends and dealing with a flurry of new-business enquiries at Lucas Hickman Smith, … Continue reading

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