Sixpenny Nurseries have a small group of nurseries in Wiltshire. Their lease in Devizes was ending and new premise was a priority. RCC discussed possible options with them but a number of possible sites raised issues concerning the potential impact of the proposed use on traffic and residential amenity of an area.

Site prior to development

Site prior to development

Eventually a farm site on the edge of Devizes, where some previous old agricultural buildings had been converted for commercial uses, was put forward as an option. However the actual building on the site, as seen from the photographs, was dilapidated and a new building was required. With the opportunity to build a bespoke new building with high environmental standards we introduced PKA Architects to the client as they had a wide experience in dealing with such proposals. The resulting building is an attractive and low impact building meeting the exact needs of our clients who were delighted with the design.

However as the site was outside the town’s settlement boundary the planning submission was going to be far from straightforward. RCC therefore submitted a robust planning statement using both national and local planning policies to support it. The resulting application was approved under delegated powers and the business has now been in operation for a number of years.


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Mr and Mrs Humphries, Dilton Marsh

After doing a lot of research on planning consultants, we felt Richard Cosker and his team were best placed to help us achieve planning permission for our new build house.

It was a complicated application as the land was classed as agricultural with a Boarding Cattery business running on the site too.

Richard and Jenny are so knowledgeable and professional, and the planning statement they submitted left little room for the council to argue a negative outcome! We were granted outline planning permission for a 3 bedroom house, followed a few months later by full planning permission for our dream house.

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Peter and Claire Townsend, Steeple Ashton

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Revd David Gray, Superintendent Minister North Wiltshire Methodist Circuit

We have valued the expertise of Richard Cosker and his team in helping us obtain planning permission on a redundant chapel, but at the same time there was recognition of the sensitivity needed for this project

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