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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 Peter Self, Whitehall Garden Centre

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.

Gary Dalton, Tenant farmer at Bushton Farm

At Bushton Farm we had a challenging planning proposal and Kevin Haines of Haines construction recommended RCC Town Planning Consultancy. We followed this recommendation and found Richard to have a great deal of knowledge and a positive attitude throughout the application. Our landlord was surprised at our result and commented “you must have engaged a very good planning advisor”. Richard was able to answer questions promptly. Also involved in this case was Max Seally of White Avon Consultancy in an agricultural capacity. 

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. 

J and M Bodman Ltd, Urchfont

Having used Richard Cosker in a previous planning application which led to a successful decision notice, we had no hesitation in seeking his expert help and advice on achieving planning permission for a second agricultural dwelling that was proving to be difficult. 

His expert knowledge and tenacity helped guide us through the negotiations putting us in a strong position when faced with the minefield of questions and problems received from the planning officers. 

Thanks to Richard and his team we are pleased to say we have now received planning to go ahead with this building which without his help was becoming doubtful.

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. 

Mr & Mrs Pearce, Great Cheverell, Wiltshire

Richard and his team have been very helpful in assisting us getting our agricultural workers dwelling planning application granted. He was able to advise and highlight any possible issues before they might occur during the application process. He kept us informed at all stages. Once again many thanks RCC Town Planning for all your hard work. 

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. 

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 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. 

M Wishart, Potterne

I would like to express my thanks at the efficient, effective, helpful and friendly way you and your team worked to secure my Certificate of Lawfulness, I am sure we would never have achieved this without your assistance. You carried out all aspect promptly and kept me informed at all times as to what was happening. You can be assured that I will highly recommend your services to anyone else in need of planning advice. Thank you. 

Alred Magnus, Hurstglen Properties Ltd

We were very pleased we have been with the services of Richard Cosker of RCC Town Planning Consultancy. The company handled quickly and efficiently all details of our application to change the use of our office building into residential apartments. Any problems were quickly resolved and our application was submitted according to plan. The granting of permission was of PDR was successful a few days in advance of the statutory expected date. I have no hesitation in recommending RCC Town Planning Consultancy. 

Gaiger Solar Ltd

On behalf of Gaiger Solar Ltd, we would like to thank RCC Town Planning for their work on the successful granting under delegated powers of planning permission for our 20MW solar farm in Trowbridge. This application was always going to be a difficult one due to being in a Greenbelt area, but RCC Town Planning carefully and expertly put together a planning application that received only one objection and many letters of support. Throughout the whole process RCC Town Planning kept us fully up to date with everything and kept to the timescales required in what has ended up being a time critical project. We cannot speak highly enough of the quality of service that we have received from RCC Town Planning, and would recommend their services to anyone. 

Millside Stockinette Ltd, Honeystreet, Pewsey

After many years of disappointment working with various planning consultants we fortunately found RCC Town Planning Consultancy. With Richard Cosker’s expertise, knowledge and highly professional services a full planning permission was granted. This was a complicated application with many difficult and sensitive issues. Richard dealt with each stage promptly and we are extremely grateful for the friendly support and constant communication he provided. We highly recommend RCC and cannot thank Richard and his team enough. 

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