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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:

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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