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Solar projects

Solar projects

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC has been involved in a wide range of solar projects ranging from small scale private installations, roof and ground mounted systems at farms and large scale installations up to 20 megawatts. The attached details show extracts of some sites we have been involved in together with some photos of the completed installations.
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The Keep

The Keep

Posted by Richard Cosker

This was an exciting development by Gaiger Bros. Ltd. who bought this landmark listed building in Devizes. It was originally part of the wider military barracks but whilst the remainder of the site had been subject to redevelopment The Keep was retained in separate ownership and used for low key commercial use.
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Springfield Road, Rowde

Springfield Road, Rowde

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC first dealt with this site when we acted on behalf of the previous owner (Aster Housing Association) attaining outline planning permission for two houses and replacement car parking. The site consisted of a row of garages and a wider hard surfaced area used for car parking, as seen in the photographs.
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Tanglewood

Tanglewood

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC were approached by the applicants who had tried to attain planning permission for residential development within their garden since 1984. During that time they were unsuccessful with seven planning applications of which three had been dismissed on appeal. Those unsuccessful applications included single storey dwellings.
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Rabley Wood

Rabley Wood

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC was asked by the Manton Estate to work with Jeremy Browne Associates on a proposed development in Marlborough. The proposal involved the development of a current council owned open space/play area for housing whilst compensatory open space was provided on adjacent land owned by the estate. The development site and the compensatory open space can be seen in the attached photographs.
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Maisey Farm

Maisey Farm

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC worked closely with PKA Architects who were commissioned to design a new classical country house just outside of Marlborough. As shown in the photographs, the site consisted of a complex of farm buildings and a number of houses along the ridge line. The proposal was to demolish all bar one of the dwellings and some agricultural buildings and build a new dwelling in their place.
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Lydeway Garage

Lydeway Garage

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC were approached by Strakers Estate Agents as the owners of this old petrol filling station (which was now being used for car sales and vehicle repairs) and asked to help with the sale of the site. Marketing of the site for continued commercial use had been unsuccessful and it was clear the buildings were at the end of their useful life.
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Lower Green Farm

Lower Green Farm

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC has been involved in numerous planning applications for replacement dwellings. With replacement dwellings planners are mainly considering the increase in size of the dwelling, its design, impact on the landscape and character of the area. In this instance our client had bought the bungalow shown in the photographs which also came with surrounding paddocks. The proposal was for a replacement two storey dwelling but with a contemporary design.
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Chandlers Farm

Chandlers Farm

Posted by Richard Cosker

This proposal related to an old farm yard site near the centre of the attractive village of All Cannings. It consisted of two pleasant traditional brick buildings and other more modern utilitarian buildings. A historic planning application to convert the traditional buildings to dwellings and build a further new dwelling had previously been refused and subsequently dismissed on appeal.
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Aughton

Aughton

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC were approached regarding the possibility of attaining planning permission for an additional dwelling in the garden of our clients’ house. It was an extremely timely approach, as Wiltshire Council was in the process of changing their local planning policy document.
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New Park Street

New Park Street

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC was brought on board by PKA Architects when they were approached by a developer proposing a mixed use development on a vacant site in Devizes town centre. The site accommodated a single storey clinic building and car park but historically there would have been a building on the main road frontage. The previous photos of the site are shown.
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Riding arena Bishop Cannings

Riding arena Bishop Cannings

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC was approached to discuss a number of options at a recently purchased property within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The key project was to create an outdoor riding arena. The only practical option was on an area of made up land created with excess soil following the construction of a nearby farm building years before. The site can be seen in the attached ‘before’ photographs.
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Golf driving range

Golf driving range

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC was approached by a farmer from outside of Devizes who wanted to create a golf driving range as part of a farm diversification project. It was clear straight away that, whilst this was an excellent business proposition with little competition in the local area, it would raise a number of difficult planning issues, including possible; highways impact, ecological impact, landscape impact and light pollution.
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Rowdy Cow

Rowdy Cow

Posted by Richard Cosker

RCC was asked by the architects for this job (PKA Architects) to assist them by submitting a planning application for a farm diversification proposal. The proposal, on a dairy farm, was to establish a micro ice cream factory within an existing small agricultural building whilst then building an additional linked building to house a café.
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