The proposal raised a number of complicated issues with the site being prominently located in the towns conservation area adjacent to a number of listed buildings. RCC were responsible for coordinating the pre-application enquiry process, community involvement and the subsequent formal planning application. All of these processes involved a number of other specialist consultants and RCC were responsible for liaising with them and managing the whole process. One particular issue that held up the planning approval concerned the viability of the proposal and the implications for the council’s normal affordable housing requirements. After lengthy negotiations the council accepted the case put to them and approval was granted under delegated powers.