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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. 

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 (www.gentlearttattoostudio.co.uk) 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 www.luckington-homes.co.uk 

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. 

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