Moule & Co., the farming, property and rural business consultancy, has announced that the planning arm of its business has been rebranded as The Rural Planning Co. This new brand ensures rural, equestrian and agricultural clients hoping to diversify or expand in 2021 can now access highly targeted planning and surveying consultancy services in one place.

Planning applications remain high despite Covid-19 uncertainty

Planning applications hit an all-time high in July 2020. The high volume of applications continued into the autumn months, despite uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. The New Year is a popular time for people to explore new projects and make grand plans. Moule & Co’s newly rebranded and focused planning business is perfectly placed to help them. 

The Rural Planning Co. offers consultancy services for individuals and businesses applying for planning permission. Their expertise covers everything from agricultural and equestrian buildings to residential projects and those seeking to diversify into glamping and tourism.  

A decade on since the launch of Moule & Co.

Hannah Moule founded the eponymous Moule & Co in 2010. It has since grown to become a leading planning, surveying and business advice specialist for the farming and rural sectors. The planning side of Moule & Co saw a tenfold rise in demand for its services since 2015. Planning has accounted for 70% of Moule & Co. business in recent years. Now, as Hannah and her team look to expand the geographical reach and market share of the planning business, a rebrand and split of Moule & Co. was in order.

Hannah Moule

Hannah will head up the Rural Planning Co. team, assisting clients with their planning applications for agricultural, equestrian, rural businesses and residential projects. Eight members of the original planning team from Moule & Co. have moved across to work under the new brand. They include experienced Shropshire-based planner and surveyor Angela Cantrill and Justin de Vries. Justin was previously a Wychavon Planning Officer, so he certainly knows some tricks of the trade.

Changes to the wider structure of Moule & Co.

Moule & Co. has rebranded as Moule & Co Rural, and continues to offer the same high-quality mixed practice rural professional advice. The new Moule & Co Rural division is ably headed up by Melanie Holt. The two new brands will trade under the umbrella of Moule & Co Ltd. Sally Moore takes the reins as Managing Director to oversee both businesses. 

Hannah comments: 

“I founded Moule & Co. with a customer-centric approach to everything we do. Since then, I have worked hard to ensure that the business is always evolving and improving our services. The rebrand of the planning arm of Moule & Co. to become The Rural Planning Co. and specialise in agriculture, equestrian, rural business and residential planning means that we are able to offer a highly targeted and customer-focused service that always gets great results.”

Explore the services offered by The Rural Planning Co. on their newly launched website. Potential clients can learn more and book an initial consultation with the team: https://www.theruralplanningco.co.uk