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Golf driving range

Golf driving range

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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.

The first issue to resolve was whether the local council’s highway officer would accept the additional traffic along the access road to the farm. RCC dealt with this matter at pre-application stage before our client incurred additional costs required in presenting a comprehensive case as part of the formal planning application process. Once the highway officer had confirmed their support for the proposal it was full steam ahead. RCC brought in and liaised with various consultants which included; an ecological consultant, lighting design expert and landscape architect.

Lighting in operation

The resulting planning submission covered all the issues comprehensively and was able to conclude that the proposed golf driving range would have no adverse impact on any interested parties. The result was a planning approval within the normal timescales. A follow up planning application resulted in amendments to the proposal and the range is now up and running.

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Tim & Sam Taylor, Bulkington, Wiltshire

Richard and his team at RCC Town planning acted for us to resubmit a planning application for holiday lets in place of a 5 bay new build stable block with planning permission. Unfortunately the application was refused by Wiltshire Council planners. 

Richard recommended going to appeal. During our appeal against the refusal of Planning Permission RCC made the appeal process simple and effective using all there vast experience setting out convincing statements to the Inspectorate which ultimately allowed the appeal and our Planning Permission was granted. 

I would not hesitate to use RCC Town Planning services in the future and would highly recommend them.

Thank you Richard & all your team. 

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.

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.

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