Equestrian testimonials

Mrs Reid, Wiltshire

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.

Lucinda Fredericks, Little Cheverell

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. 

Steven Keen, Little Cheverell

We would not hesitate to recommend the services of RCC Town Planning Consultancy. The service provided is friendly and approachable yet highly professional, with the intricacies of the planning process explained simply yet informatively. Their service exceeded our expectations in terms of efficiency, professionalism and helpfulness. 

Gary Weston BSc hons MIET C.Eng FMM, South Wraxall

Yet again RCC Town Planning have successfully helped me navigate the complex and difficult planning process. Their judgement and comprehensive knowledge were key to the project’s success. I could not have achieved this result on my own. 

Mr & Mrs Royle, Easton, Devizes

We could not recommend Richard and his team highly enough. We found them wholly professional throughout the process of applying for planning permission for an outdoor arena at out new family home. With a large renovation project it was great to hand this particular section over to Richard and his team to deal with, they required no monitoring or chasing but kept us informed at all times. It was not entirely straightforward since we were looking for a larger than usual size arena, which was granted due to the super application. Thank you Richard and team, we love our new arena.

Mr & Dr Mauree, Boxford

Living in an AONB surrounded by Heritage Woodland, a Roman archaeological site and beautiful open views, obtaining planning permission for stables, a manege and extensions to our house was always going to be a challenge. The site had a history of refused applications and our first attempt at permission for a manege was refused. We contacted RCC Town Planning Consultancy for help. Richard Cosker came and visited us and immediately understood what we wanted to achieve and how to balance that with maintaining the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the planning policy of West Berkshire County Council. His advice was excellent and, throughout the subsequent planning applications he kept an open dialogue with ourselves and the planning officers, ensuring any questions were promptly answered and reassurances given. We received approval for all the planning applications we made. We are very grateful to Richard for his support and advice and strongly recommend his services. 

Gary Weston BSc hons MIET C.Eng FMM

The success of our equestrian development planning application was helped enormously by RCC Town Planning. We found Richard Cosker provided good clear communication and added a lot of value to the project. I am happy to recommend RCC Town Planning to any one who needs help in navigating the complex planning rules.

John McDonald - Rein & Shine Livery and Riding School

When we first saw Buryhill Farm, we assumed that being an old dairy farm, the change to equestrian use would be a simple process. However, we thought we should conduct a proper investigation and contacted RCC Town Planning Consultancy. After a short time on site with Richard, given his considerable experience in these matters, it became apparent that this would be far from simple. Richard was very positive though, and he went about assembling a plan involving his considerable network of professionals and managed to create a pre-application and then final submission to the council which resulted in hitting our deadlines, and a response from the council with zero stipulations. 100% success. It would have been impossible to achieve without Richard’s help, and we thank him for getting our equestrian business www.reinandshine.co.uk off the ground and being open on the exact day we had planned 

Pete Ferris

We contacted RCC Town Planning Consultancy after the Council’s enforcement officer had raised issues about our manege and hardstanding not having planning permission. Richard dealt with the matter on our behalf quickly and took care of all matters in applying for retrospective planning permission. It was a great relief when that retrospective permission was granted. 

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