Yet, the same projects placed these areas under the increasing strain of over-urbanisation.
Clearly, the development paradigm of the past 18 years, with its emphasis on urban development, in the expectation that this medicine would also heal ailing rural areas, did not do so, and did not produce the economic impact our socio-engineers had envisaged.
Gilwell Park, world famous home to the Scout movement, is a truly unique venue for both corporate events and private special occasions.
Located deep in Epping Forest, but only minutes from Chingford Station (London E4) the White house - dating back to 1754 - is the ultimate London rural retreat, combining stunning Georgian elegance with a real sense of escape.
Against this background, government reiterated that the fight against poverty remained the most important fight on its agenda.
In this spirit, a need for a new economic and developmental trajectory was identified as an urgent priority, and with this objective government identified five strategic areas as priorities over the next five years.
Famous for the Wistow Maze (with new design and quiz trail each summer), the thriving Rural Centre with its large garden centre, model village, cafe/bistro, Mediterranean deli, art gallery and wide variety of shops.
There are numerous country walks around St Wistan's Church and the Grand Union Canal, attractive cottages and flats for rental, and views of historic Wistow Hall with its scenic parkland and lake.
Consequently, for years rural South Africa saw very little development.This will subsequently lead to vibrant local economic development.The second leg - rural development: This focus is on improving both economic infrastructure (such as roads, community gardens, food production, fencing for agriculture, etc.) and social infrastructure (e.g., communal sanitation, and non-farming activities).Following its establishment, the new ministry immediately embarked on an intensive process to define and conceptualise what rural development should be, and to provide a framework of how it should be implemented.Government’s plan for developing rural areas, the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) is aimed specifically at curing the blight of poverty by the creation of vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities.