The proposal raised issues of principle due to the sites location in open countryside but a robust, and ultimately compelling case, was presented by RCC to deal with the issue of principle. There were also ecological issues raised by the proposal due to the presence of bats but the ecological consultant we work closely with presented robust mitigation proposals that were accepted by the council. This latter issue did delay matters but overall this was a very good outcome for our client.
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This site was the main warehouse and distribution premises for the Devizes based brewery Wadworth & Co Ltd, containing workshops and stabling for shire horses. RCC became involved in this site to act on behalf of the brewery who intended to reorganise their activities and operations whereby the main site would become redundant as a result.
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.
RCC was asked by the architects for this job (PKA Architects) to assist them by submitting a planning application for a farm diversification proposal. The proposal, on a dairy farm, was to establish a micro ice cream factory within an existing small agricultural building whilst then building an additional linked building to house a café.