Manor Farm Allington

Manor Farm Allington


RCC has attained planning permission for a wide variety of agricultural projects. One of the largest and most complicated of these projects was a new dairy building, which incorporated robotic milking facilities.

The building was proposed on a ‘greenfield’ site outside the main farmyard within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We clearly needed to establish the building would have no adverse impact on the AONB landscape. In addition a wide range of other issues needed to be addressed, including; highway matters, drainage, ecology and the potential impact on neighbouring dwellings due to noise or odour from the proposed use of the building. Whilst there was considerable local support there was also a vocal campaign against the proposal from a few local residents.

The whole process, from the initial pre-application enquiry to the Council, to the Parish Council meeting and the need for extensive input from a variety of specialist consultants was complicated and time consuming. We co-ordinated and managed the whole process ensuring the strongest possible case was promoted in support of the proposal.

Through our detailed and determined approach the planning application was recommended for approval when reported to Wiltshire Council’s Planning Committee. Richard Cosker attended and presented to the committee alongside a family member and local resident who supported the application. The application was finally approved at the committee, the success of which was extremely satisfying after a long and complicated planning process.

Latest agricultural testimonials:

Peter and Claire Townsend, Steeple Ashton

We can unreservedly recommend RCC Town Planning Consultancy - Richard and Vicky were extremely professional and efficient at all times and worked hard to achieve an exceptional result for us.

Caroline Holloway, West Lavington

RCC Town Planning have been unreservedly helpful throughout the whole process of planning. They are always very friendly and completely professional. Our application was by no means straight forward. 

They work brilliantly with all other professionals involved, architects, engineers, etc, a real team effort, making sure all points are covered by the relevant parties and never missing a small detail that add to and might make a difference to the success of the application.

Their own report was also excellent, gained by their wide experience and knowledge. I have no hesitation in recommending them. 

Tony Blake on behalf of the whole Blake family, Wiltshire

Myself and my family are so grateful to RCC planning consultancy for their incredibly reassuring guidance throughout the whole process of obtaining consent for a prior notice on a Dutch barn for conversion to a dwelling, under Part Q of the planning regulations. We have been most impressed with how the RCC team have managed our expectations and ensured meticulous attention to detail throughout the prior discussions and in the preparation of the application. To obtain prior notice consent without any objections or concerns having been expressed by the council or the public is a testimony to the quality of the submission; it left no stone unturned and addressed every likely scenario that the planning officers were likely to question or be concerned about.

For these reasons we would not hesitate in recommending RCC Planning Consultancy to anyone; To sum up, a first class experience in every way.

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