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:

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. 

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. 

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