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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.

As the photographs show, it was a good sized plot and more than capable of accommodating an extra dwelling. The key issue was that under the current policy, which was soon to be withdrawn, the village was one where the principle of new residential development was acceptable. However, the emerging new planning policy would have ruled out any new dwellings in the village. RCC therefore moved swiftly to prepare and submit an outline planning application for a new dwelling. The option of an outline application, just accompanied by an illustrative site layout (rather than full plans), was chosen to speed up the process and minimise the costs for the clients.

Our planning submission also had to address other more detailed issues, including; highway safety, neighbour amenity and the potential impact on the setting of a listed building. We were successful in addressing all these issues within the necessary timescales and the application was approved under the old planning policies.

Latest residential testimonials:

Sal & Deepak, Bristol

Richard and Vicky and team really understood our situation and hand held us quite literally until the day permission was granted. They fully explained everything along the way and located, engaged and managed the many specialists that were needed to cover various issues and reports. So we are extremely thankful to them for making the journey much less stressful than it could have been and especially for always giving us the feeling that we had experts in our corner.  

Thoroughly recommend their services. 

Josh Tetley, Cirencester

Following a long neighbourly dispute about the use of our garden outbuilding we engaged Richard to apply for formal permission to use the building as a holiday let. Richard and his assistant Rachel drew up a detailed planning statement and followed through the application process and resulting queries in a thoroughly balanced and professional manner. The outcome was positive and I have already recommended RCC to others.

Philippa Gunthorp & Andy Few, Devizes

We retained the services of RCC Town Planning Consultancy to assist us in preparing and submitting a retrospective planning application to change the windows and a couple of other issues in a building that although not listed, apparently fell in the curtilage of neighbouring listed buildings.

The team are highly experienced and produce a professional, complete planning statement leaving absolutely nothing to be challenged. We dealt primarily with Vicky who kept on top of any comments posted, supplying responses where necessary and keeping us informed at every step. 

We had a positive outcome on our first application and  would definitely use Richard and his excellent team again. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone requiring planning assistance.

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