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Mr & Mrs Mills, Gentle Art Tattoo Studio, Chippenham

Richard and Victoria of RCC Town Planning Consultancy were a complete joy to work with, they offered a comprehensive service and talked through each stage in layman’s terms, which we believe is the key to explaining the many complex rules around planning, so we as clients were able to fully understand each stage of the process. In our case the change of use application for our business ( was one of the more controversial applications and RCC were able to secure it for us. I would recommend anyone to use their service. 

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.

Lloyd Stephens, Tenanted Trade Director Wadworth & Co. Ltd

RCC Town Planning Consultancy has assisted Wadworth & Co. Ltd with a number of projects over the last twelve months. I have found his knowledge of Planning to be excellent providing invaluable advice, support and guidance through complicated and difficult issues. 

The Planning process can be a long drawn out process. Richard has always maintained regular communication so that I am fully aware of the status of preliminary enquires and full applications. Richard has provided an all round service and has successfully negotiated with the Planners changes or amendments without compromising the final outcome.

David Tullie, Luckington Homes Ltd

The task of finding a good planning consultant can be the work of many years. The past experience Richard Cosker has gained from working within local authority has given the edge over many practices. I look for someone who can understand that I am seeking to maximise returns and lead me through what is a very complicated planning process. In my opinion RCC Town Planning Consultancy provides an outstanding quality service at a competitive price - David Tullie, Director Luckington Homes 

Graham Gaiger, Gaiger Brothers Ltd

We have employed RCC Town Planning Consultancy on a number of projects, including the conversion of a listed building into 13 flats recently. RCC Town Planning Consultancy gave us expert guidance through the planning system and were excellent at communicating with us as the process was running. They knew instinctively where we should stand our ground on issues and which ones we should negotiate on. In the end the right result was achieved will little fuss and a very satisfied client. 

Mr & Mrs Tatham, Calstone

We found RCC Town Planning Consultancy provided a simple and effective service which allowed us to obtain planning permission for an extension to our house with no fuss or bother; well worth the very reasonable fees. 

Mr & Mrs Allen, Potterne

We contacted Richard Cosker when we decided to apply for planning permission to build a house in our very large garden. Richard’s advice has been invaluable and his work has been highly professional throughout. Planning permission was granted without any problems and we are delighted with that outcome. We would thoroughly recommend Richard and his team at RCC Town Planning Consultancy. 

DM, Wedhampton

Richard Cosker of RCC Town Planning provided advice which enabled me to obtain planning permission for an in-fill development in a conservation area. Richard’s judgement as to the process required to satisfy the demands of the planners when considering an application in such a sensitive area was critical and we would not have succeeded without him. I would not hesitate to use him again. 

Mr & Mrs H, near Marlborough

We found RCC Town Planning Consultancy efficient, pro-active and good at communication; and that enabled us to achieve the planning permission we sought in the time originally indicated. 

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. 

Mr & Mrs Dicker, Devizes

After many unsuccessful attempts of trying to secure planning permission in our garden we approached the services of RCC Town Planning Consultancy. Richard and his team took care of everything for us and kept us informed throughout the whole process. We were extremely pleased to hear after 29 years Richard obtained our long waited permission. Thank you very much for all your professionalism and we will have no hesitation in recommending you. 

Mr & Mrs Stainer, Melksham

Richard Cosker’s experience was invaluable to us when we applied for planning permission to replace a derelict cottage with two new dwellings. Our application had been recommended for refusal by the planning officer, Richard represented us at the council planning meeting and his expertise and knowledge enabled our plans to be successful. We would not hesitate to avail ourselves of Richard’s services again and we would highly recommend him. 

Oram & Sons, Allington

As clients of RCC Town Planning we were very pleased with the efficiency and expertise that Richard provided for our planning application for an agricultural workers dwelling. Building a new dwelling in the open countryside is not always successful but in our situation, with the services provided by RCC Town Planning we have been successful.

Steve Oram, Sleight Valley Golf Range

Planning consent for the development of a golf driving range is always difficult to obtain. Richard Cosker’s professional and thorough approach from the start was second to none. He worked hard, beyond my expectations, to overcome the various problems that came to light. I would recommend RCC Town Planning Consultancy to anyone needing planning approval for any project. 

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.

Martin Cockings - West Lavington, Wiltshire

We were recommended the services of RCC Town Planning Consultancy when we wanted to discuss the potential of achieving planning permission for an additional dwelling in the garden of a property we were selling. They advised us that, in our instance, submitting a pre application enquiry to Wiltshire Council would be the most appropriate first step before proceeding with a formal planning application. Richard took care of all of this for us and when we received a positive response to our pre-application enquiry we were able to ask Richard to proceed with the preparation and submission of a formal outline planning application. Again Richard took care of everything for us and kept us up to date with the progress of the application. We subsequently received the planning permission within 5 weeks of submitting the application. We were extremely pleased with the professional advice and friendly service provided by RCC Town Planning Consultancy. 

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 off the ground and being open on the exact day we had planned 

Dr Joanne Hopkins

RCC recently prepared a planning application for us to obtain outline permission on a new dwelling in Potterne. From the start of the process to the successful completion, the quality of the service provided by Richard Cosker was of the highest standard. Liaison with ourselves, as clients, and with the various experts was both friendly and highly professional throughout. Of particular note was Richard’s strong local knowledge as well as his numerous and well established contacts with the relevant specialists. 

We have no hesitation in recommending RCC to provide highly professional and friendly planning expertise.

Colleen Knowles, Stockley

Richard Cosker came highly recommended to us as a very competent and personable individual whose planning knowledge was both informative and current with up to date county/national regulations. He guided us through the entire buying/developing process with ease and patience and was invaluable with his suggestions and insight for our new extension getting planning approval from Wiltshire Council. All his work was both efficient and very timely. I would wholeheartedly recommend RCC Town Planning Consultancy to anyone needing planning approval for a new home/project or extension. 

John Kyte, Easterton

We were recommended to contact RCC Town Planning Consultancy when our planning application to building an annexe was refused by the Council. Richard provided open and honest advice on the best way forward and quickly lodged a planning appeal on our behalf. He ensured the best possible case was presented to the Planning Inspector and we were really pleased when the Council’s decision was overturned and our appeal allowed. 

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