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.
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.
We retained the services of RCC Town Planning Consultancy to assist us in preparing and submitting a retrospective planning application to change the windows and a couple of other issues in a building that although not listed, apparently fell in the curtilage of neighbouring listed buildings.
The team are highly experienced and produce a professional, complete planning statement leaving absolutely nothing to be challenged. We dealt primarily with Vicky who kept on top of any comments posted, supplying responses where necessary and keeping us informed at every step.
We had a positive outcome on our first application and would definitely use Richard and his excellent team again. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone requiring planning assistance.
Thank you for your rapid response and successful outcome to lifting the Section 106 planning agreement on our agricultural workers dwelling. The whole process went very smoothly and was professionally carried out.
We are very grateful for your efficient and very professional service to steer our planning application to a successful outcome. Considering that it was far from a straightforward case it proceeded to a satisfactory conclusion without any holdups.
This was entirely due to your comprehensive build of the case and the detail and foresight in covering all angles. Needless to say we would recommend RCC Town Planning to anyone without any hesitation.
Richard and his team at RCC planning acted for us during our appeal against the refusal of Planning Permission. They provided us with an efficient and effective service, which ultimately allowed the appeal and our Planning Permission was granted.
It was a complex situation, with a myriad of issues however, Richard and his team were able to break through the complexities and use their experience to draw out the relevant points and produce a compelling statement that met the Inspectorate’s needs, in helping them to make the right decision.
Richard and his team were the final push we needed and have the right formula in place, that was instrumental in getting our scheme over the line. We were able to allow them to do their job and the result shows that our faith in their ability was very worthwhile. Thank you for all of your help and we would highly recommend your services.
Richard and his team at RCC Town Planning Consultancy have successfully assisted us on numerous projects and planning applications in the Wiltshire area. Their excellent, clear and professional advice, gained from specialist knowledge of the planning system including local and national planning policy, environmental considerations and local concerns, together with advice of layouts and design has been invaluable to the success of our applications. They approach all matters with diligence, professionalism and commercial understanding. We look forward to working with them on our next project and would certainly recommend their services.
I am extremely pleased with this outcome and thanks for the help provided by Richard and Vicky. I have been involved with several planning applications with our local planning office and working with your firm has made a potentially painful experience both hassle free and straightforward.
We retained RCC to help solve what should have been a straightforward planning application in our garden. RCC brought clarity to the discussions and clearly set out to the planning authorities where their incorrect assumptions were. The work RCC did for us resulted in the planning application being passed and we were delighted with the work.
I would recommend RCC Town Planning Consultancy without reservation. We have used them on several occasions now, each time with a successful outcome. Richard has submitted planning applications for us involving a conversion to a granny annex, replacement garaging and a new build home. He is very approachable and easy to communicate with, and responds to calls and emails very quickly. He and Jenny had to comprise a report for a planning application for us, which was comprehensive and with a successful outcome. Thank you Richard and his team we are very grateful.
We have been very impressed with the professional and smooth approach taken by Richard and Vicky to secure full planning permission on our stable conversion after we had to re-apply for planning. We were doubtful about our chances of success due to the complexities involved and so approached Richard for help, as we had seen that he had worked successfully on the original planning application by previous owners. Richard and Vicky calmly and efficiently produced an application, with very little input needed from us, that was accepted with no conditions attached.
I cannot thank Richard and his team enough for all there assistance in helping us gain planning permission for both residential and commercial projects. The whole process was carried out in a professional and straightforward manner.
Many thanks to Richard and Rachel for making what would have been a complex and daunting process into something where I hardly feel I lifted a finger. Helpful and professional throughout I received good, honest advice which combined with regular feedback on the process meant I felt well looked after throughout. All this led to a successful approval for something that could have otherwise been a real challenge given both a change of use and listed building status being involved. Will definitely use again if I have the need for their services in the future.
I would thoroughly recommend RCC Town Planning Consultancy.
I recently instructed them with regard to what we thought would be a fairly straightforward equine planning application.
As things turned out, it became quite time-consuming and fiddly. Richard and his team took it all in their stride to a satisfactory conclusion. They are easy to deal with, efficient and knowledgeable in their field. I was very happy with the service they provided.
Richard and his team at RCC Town Planning supported us to successfully appeal a refusal decision on our planning application. At this point we had submitted our application twice and the second time round we were still refused. Our application was unusual but we felt reasonable and needed an expert eye to help us appeal. Richard took the time to understand our proposal and was able to advise on what the best approach to our appeal would be. All correspondence was timely and Richard ensured we understood the process at every step. We felt reassured throughout that we chose the right team to support us and we are over the moon with the outcome. We would recommend RCC Town Planning to any who have planning issues or queries and would definitely appoint Richard and his team again.
This is the second time I have hired Richard and the team at RCC Town Planning to manage an application for planning permission for my equine yard (www.lucindaferdericks.com). Richard was able to advise and highlight any possible issues before they might occur during the application process. Richard and Rachel were extremely professional and offered a cost effective process leading to a successful conclusion. I would highly recommend this company to you.
Richard and the team at RCC town planning helped me to successfully secure a lawful development application for a log cabin. I had previously undertaken a pre-application that had been rejected by the council, which complicated the matter, but through their advice I was able to work around certain issues that the pre-application had thrown up. They kept me informed throughout the process, and were able to suggest options that ultimately ended with the application being granted. The team are friendly and approachable, and made what can be a confusing process straightforward and understandable. I would happily recommend their services.
Richard and Rachel provided excellent advice and steered us through a potentially difficult planning application as we are based in a World Heritage Site with a number of constraints. Rachel produced a very comprehensive application for us and helped us secure a successful outcome. They have many excellent contacts and we would have no hesitation in recommending or using RCC Town Planning Consultancy in the future.
Richard and the team at RCC Town Planning were recommended to us for their expertise in navigating the planning procedure, and what could have been a complicated and frustrating process was made far simpler and quicker by employing their talents. They were friendly and professional throughout, and highlighted and dealt with any potential issues that arose with excellent communications and a knack for explaining perplexing issues in layman’s terms.
We would have no hesitation in recommending them for any planning issues.
On behalf of the Self family, we would like to sincerely thank Richard and the RCC Town Planning team for their hard work and dedication in achieving being granted full permission by the Wiltshire strategic planning committee for the reordering and extension to our family run Whitehall Garden Centre at Lacock (www.whitehallgardencentre.co.uk).
Our application was always going to be complicated with many historic, difficult and sensitive issues and being in a sensitive rural area, Richard carefully and expertly put together the planning application for which we received very little objection and a huge amount of support after our community and customer consultation events.
Following our initial Pre App meeting with the Local Planning officer, Richard coordinated the team of outsourced consultants required to report on the application and continued liaising with the Planning team and dealt with their enquiries promptly and kept the application flowing.
We cannot speak highly enough of the quality of service we have received from Richard and his team and would fully recommend their services.
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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.
All applications for agricultural workers dwellings are complicated. They need to be presented to the local planning authority with a strongly set out case in the supporting statements. This proposal was for a third dwelling at this dairy farm and as such the challenges were even greater.