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Common Farm, Great Cheverell

Common Farm, Great Cheverell


All applications for agricultural workers dwellings are complicated. They need to be presented to the local planning authority with a strongly set out case in the supporting statements. This proposal was for a third dwelling at this dairy farm and as such the challenges were even greater.


RCC met with the extended family which had run the farm for a number of generations before agreeing a clear strategy to take this proposal forward. We submitted an outline planning application to ensure we obtained agreement for the principle and the siting of the additional dwelling before the client incurred expensive detailed drawing costs. That application was approved under delegated powers within the 8 week timescale.

We subsequently continued to act for the applicant and arranged detailed drawings to be prepared to accompany the reserved matters application. That permission was also forthcoming and our clients are now preparing to build the house.

Latest agricultural testimonials:

Mr & Mrs Morley, Calne

Richard gave us very sound advice from the start as we considered what options were available to us for our redundant single story farm buildings.    He guided us towards the most practical solution given our budgetary constraints and co-ordinated all aspects of the application.   When some inconsistent conditions were proposed by the planning authority, Richard and Jenny showed a robust attitude and after explanations were offered, those conditions were dropped.   We are very appreciative of their work and excited about our diversification.

Adrian White, Poulshot

Thank you for your rapid response and successful outcome to lifting the Section 106 planning agreement on our agricultural workers dwelling. The whole process went very smoothly and was professionally carried out.

Mr Steve Melcher, Alfold

I am extremely pleased with this outcome and thanks for the help provided by Richard and Vicky. I have been involved with several planning applications with our local planning office and working with your firm has made a potentially painful experience both hassle free and straightforward. 

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