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Solar projects

Solar projects


RCC has been involved in a wide range of solar projects ranging from small scale private installations, roof and ground mounted systems at farms and large scale installations up to 20 megawatts. The attached details show extracts of some sites we have been involved in together with some photos of the completed installations.

All the larger scale projects have required a combined team approach to cover all the multiple issues raised by such proposals. RCC have been responsible for bringing in and managing these necessary consultants to ensure our clients receive a fully integrated service. This has included a requirement to present the application submission in a formal Environmental Statement. We have also been involved in public consultation work prior to the submission of the planning applications.

One of those sites approved was a 20 megawatt solar farm on agricultural land in the Wiltshire Green Belt which was probably the toughest challenge we have experienced. Careful and thorough initial assessment work; pre-application discussions with the council and submission of a robust and detailed planning application resulted in a successful outcome with planning approval under delegated powers. An aerial photograph of the site is attached.


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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