South Farm, West Overton

South Farm, West Overton


The applicants had tried to obtain planning permission for a second agricultural workers dwelling at their West Overton farm for a family member to live in. The dwelling was to replace a mobile home that had occupied the site for many years however the Council were now threatening enforcement action. The clients had already submitted an application for a permanent dwelling with another consultant but this was withdrawn as the Council intended to refuse the application based on the council’s agricultural advisor’s decision not to support the need for the proposed dwelling.

RCC were asked to examine the proposal and plan a way forward to achieve planning permission. After examining the case it was clear that full details had not been properly addressed such as consideration as to why the proposed dwelling was needed to meet the functional need at South Farm and the circumstances of the wider farm business.

We therefore produced a comprehensive planning statement in support of the new application. Our amended application was re-assessed by the Council’s agricultural consultant who withdrew his objection to the proposed dwelling. The Council’s planning officer subsequently accepted the case submitted in favour of the proposed dwelling and the application was approved.

The photographs show the mobile home the family member previously lived in and the newly built house.

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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.  

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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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