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New Park Street

New Park Street

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RCC was brought on board by PKA Architects when they were approached by a developer proposing a mixed use development on a vacant site in Devizes town centre. The site accommodated a single storey clinic building and car park but historically there would have been a building on the main road frontage. The previous photos of the site are shown.

New Park Street
New Park Street

We worked closely with PKA to create a scheme that met the client’s requirements but also ensured the best chance of attaining planning approval. There were subsequent negotiations with council planners and conservation officers but final approval was given for a wholly 3 storey building with a total of 7 high quality 2 bedroom flats on the first and second floor.

Our client already had Majestic Wine in place as a prospective tenant for the ground floor so our key issue was to maximise the amount of residential development on the upper floors to ensure the development was viable. The site was also in the Devizes Conservation Area with numerous listed buildings nearby, therefore the scale and design of the building needed to be appropriate for the area.

Photographs of the site before the development

New Park Street
New Park Street

Latest commercial testimonials:

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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