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Terms and Fees

RCC Town Planning Consultancy provides a high quality professional service, presenting excellent value for money and cost effective solutions for all your planning requirements.

If you would like to discuss a particular project please contact RCC Town Planning Consultancy. Details on how to contact us are found on the contact us page.

We work to the highest professional standards and all services carried out by RCC Town Planning Consultancy will be under the following terms.  A full set of our terms can be provided on request and will be provided with all fee proposals.

  • All services will be undertaken in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • RCC Town Planning Consultancy will discuss with the client at the beginning of the instructions the likely scope and extent of the work and the level of fees.  Formal written confirmation of the fees will be provided to the client before any work commences. 
  • Fees are calculated for each particular project and can be charged on the basis of the time spent or a fixed fee may be agreed. In almost all instances we will propose a fixed fee so that there is certainty for the client.
  • The fees will include travelling expenses, all correspondence and representations on your behalf.  Unforeseen expenses or sizeable disbursement costs may be added to the account but these will be discussed with the client as early as possible, and certainly before they are incurred.
  • The fees will not include any statutory fees, legal fees or the fees of any other experts or consultants that may be needed for a particular project.  These will again be discussed with the client as early as possible, and certainly before they are incurred.

 

Testimonials

  • I would like to sincerely thank Richard and his team at RCC Town Planning for the professionalism and dedication in achieving the desired outcome on a recent planning application. 

    Our application was always going to be complicated due to the nature of the business, the fact it is in a sensitive area and the concerns of nearby residents. The application involved dropping a clause in the existing planning, so that this site could be sold from the existing to a new party. Richard weighed up the details of the application in a very professional manor and gave us a thorough insight to what was required. 

    Throughout the planning application Richard kept us updated and was always on hand to answer any questions or enquiries. 

    I cannot speak highly enough of the service we received from Richard and would fully recommend RCC Town Planning.

  • We have been very impressed with the professional and smooth approach taken by Richard and Vicky to secure full planning permission on our stable conversion after we had to re-apply for planning.   We were doubtful about our chances of success due to the complexities involved and so approached Richard for help, as we had seen that he had worked successfully on the original planning application by previous owners.  Richard and Vicky calmly and efficiently produced an application, with very little input needed from us, that was accepted with no conditions attached.

  • I cannot thank Richard and his team enough for all there assistance in helping us gain planning permission for both residential and commercial projects. The whole process was carried out in a professional and straightforward manner.

  • Many thanks to Richard and Rachel for making what would have been a complex and daunting process into something where I hardly feel I lifted a finger. Helpful and professional throughout I received good, honest advice which combined with regular feedback on the process meant I felt well looked after throughout. All this led to a successful approval for something that could have otherwise been a real challenge given both a change of use and listed building status being involved. Will definitely use again if I have the need for their services in the future.

     

  • I would thoroughly recommend RCC Town Planning Consultancy.

    I recently instructed them with regard to what we thought would be a fairly straightforward equine planning application. 

    As things turned out, it became quite time-consuming and fiddly. Richard and his team took it all in their stride to a satisfactory conclusion. They are easy to deal with, efficient and knowledgeable in their field. I was very happy with the service they provided.

  • Richard and his team at RCC Town Planning supported us to successfully appeal a refusal decision on our planning application. At this point we had submitted our application twice and the second time round we were still refused. Our application was unusual but we felt reasonable and needed an expert eye to help us appeal. Richard took the time to understand our proposal and was able to advise on what the best approach to our appeal would be. All correspondence was timely and Richard ensured we understood the process at every step. We felt reassured throughout that we chose the right team to support us and we are over the moon with the outcome. We would recommend RCC Town Planning to any who have planning issues or queries and would definitely appoint Richard and his team again.

  • This is the second time I have hired Richard and the team at RCC Town Planning to manage an application for planning permission for my equine yard (www.lucindafredericks.com).  . Richard was able to advise and highlight any possible issues before they might occur during the application process.  Richard and Rachel were extremely professional and offered a cost effective process leading to a successful conclusion. I would highly recommend this company to you.

  • Richard and the team at RCC town planning helped me to successfully secure a lawful development application for a log cabin. I had previously undertaken a pre-application that had been rejected by the council, which complicated the matter, but through their advice I was able to work around certain issues that the pre-application had thrown up. They kept me informed throughout the process, and were able to suggest options that ultimately ended with the application being granted. The team are friendly and approachable, and made what can be a confusing process straightforward and understandable. I would happily recommend their services.

  • Richard and Rachel provided excellent advice and steered us through a potentially difficult planning application as we are based in a World Heritage Site with a number of constraints. Rachel produced a very comprehensive application for us and helped us secure a successful outcome. They have many excellent contacts and we would have no hesitation in recommending or using RCC Town Planning Consultancy in the future.

  • Richard and the team at RCC Town Planning were recommended to us for their expertise in navigating the planning procedure, and what could have been a complicated and frustrating process was made far simpler and quicker by employing their talents. They were friendly and professional throughout, and highlighted and dealt with any potential issues that arose with excellent communications and a knack for explaining perplexing issues in layman’s terms.

    We would have no hesitation in recommending them for any planning issues.