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Josh Tetley, Cirencester

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.

Philippa Gunthorp & Andy Few, Devizes

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.

Siggi Marchetti and David Taylor, Hampshire

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.

The Smiths, Chipping Norton

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.

Mr Paul Newman, QDOS Homes Ltd

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. 

Mr Paul Langham, Littleton Panell

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. 

Mr Craig Dalby, Bromham

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. 

Mr & Mrs Saunders, Bradenstoke

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. 

Mr R Thomas, Winchester

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. 

Ms Greenslade, Berkshire

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. 

Roy, Kate Parker and Thelma Gittins, Devizes

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.

Mr & Mrs Coppin, Great Cheverell, Wiltshire

We would highly recommend using RCC Town Planning Consultancy. We originally had a very contemporary design in a rural setting and RCC were realistic about our chances as we were met with local opposition. Having taken the advice of Richard and his team, after Richard had had extensive communications with the planning officer, we withdrew the application and re-designed the proposal. Richard and his team understood the elements of the design with which we did not want to compromise and with their help in liaising with our architect we came up with a new design following the points that the planning officer made and as a result we made a successful application. 

Without the input from RCC this would certainly not have been achieved and we are very thankful for all they did for us.

Mr & Mrs Dalby, Bromham, Wiltshire

We would highly recommend using the expertise of RCC Town Planning Consultancy when applying for planning consent. We had a difficult experience initially when dealing with the planning department but Richard and his team were able to guide us through the process resulting in a positive outcome, we will be using them again, many thanks. 

The Butcher Family, All Cannings

The team at RCC gave clear and concise advice throughout the project. They were able to forward a very good scheme to the planning department complying with all relevant policies. Communication was very good for the entire length of proposals and discussions resulting in a good outcome. 

Helen Pinchen & Josh Dear, Woodborough

We have received excellent service from RCC Town Planning Consultancy, who recently worked with us on a planning application for a two storey extension. 

Richard Cosker provided advice on realistic options and used his expertise to suggest a design solution which we had not previously considered. We are very pleased to have been granted the full permission. We would definitely use RCC again and would recommend them to friends and family.

Steve and Gill Foster, Collingbourne Kingston

Richard Cosker was recommended to us by our architect. Although we thought our project was viable, we felt there might be problems. Fortunately Richard’s persistence and professionalism meant that our application was eventually accepted. As amateurs, we would never have thought of some of the areas which should be covered in the information supporting an application or the in-depth knowledge of planning which Richard displayed. We were at all times kept informed of progress. His work was first rate. 

David Dodd, Washwater, Berkshire

RCC Town Planning Consultancy have been very supportive in a situation where we were certain of an appeal being required. Although it has been a prolonged effort, Richard gained us the permission on our second attempt! We are over the moon that finally we can move forward with our vision for the house, Richards attention to detail and advice has been first class. 

Mr & Mrs Benton, Bradenstoke

RCC Town Planning have successfully secured our planning permission for a complicated development site. We were in a difficult position having invested in this project and been let down by our partners. Richard Cosker gave us good advice, recommended other professionals that we needed and helped keep costs down. It was good to have someone that we could trust especially as we were slightly in the dark about the planning issues. We would highly recommend him and his team. 

Mike & Graham Reeder, North Newnton Garage

We have been very impressed with the service provided by RCC Town Planning Consultancy. Richard Cosker giving us excellent advice based on his wealth of experience. We needed change of use from Commercial to Residential for our garage site. This was expected to be a difficult and time consuming process. However Richard and his team achieved the required permission in less than three months from being appointed as our agent. We therefore thoroughly recommend his consultancy. 

Mr & Mrs Benton, Broad Town

Coming to the end of a residential conversion with the house on the market and under offer, the Council decided there were design issues contrary to the planning permission. We were under severe time pressure but Richard managed to speedily draw up a new application and also resolve an issue concerning a planning condition relating to a required bat roost. Happily the Council approved and the sale went through. Using someone with good contacts e.g. ecological consultants proved essential in the end. 

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