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 The key issue was that under the current policy, which was soon to be withdrawn, the village was one where the principle of new residential development was acceptable.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.

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Mr and Mrs Stewart, Pewsey

It’s been a long journey but we finally got there! 

Richard has been right at so many turns during the process of our project to get the planning permission we wanted, we couldn't have done it without him and his team.  

He recommended a great Heritage specialist who was an instrumental part of the team and then wrote a perfect report to accompany the appeal.   

Accompanied by the low energy information this enabled the inspectorate officer to see the same sense as we all saw from the very beginning.  

We have been and will continue to use Richard and RCC Town Planning in the future. 

E & V Kidner, Dauntsey

Richard and his team navigated us through a complex Class Q application, converting a number of steel frame agricultural buildings into dwellings. Once this was approved, we then successfully obtained full planning permission using the Class Q as the fallback position.  

Throughout the process RCC have offered thorough and practical advice. They have been meticulous with every detail and we always had full confidence in them to help us reach our ambitions for the site.  

We received regular updates whilst the applications were under consultation and Richard managed the communication with the council professionally and in a timely manner.  

We are incredibly grateful for all your hard work, thank you. 

Mr and Mrs Humphries, Dilton Marsh

After doing a lot of research on planning consultants, we felt Richard Cosker and his team were best placed to help us achieve planning permission for our new build house.

It was a complicated application as the land was classed as agricultural with a Boarding Cattery business running on the site too.

Richard and Jenny are so knowledgeable and professional, and the planning statement they submitted left little room for the council to argue a negative outcome! We were granted outline planning permission for a 3 bedroom house, followed a few months later by full planning permission for our dream house.

We cannot recommend this company enough, very happy clients, thank you!

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