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 www.reinandshine.co.uk 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. 

J & M Bodman Ltd, Urchfont

We have been very satisfied with the efficient and thorough way that our Planning Application was executed by Richard Cosker and are pleased with the subsequent successful Decision Notice. 

Marcus Flynn, East Hanney

Richard Cosker was recommended to us to present our planning application. This was for a difficult scheme that had been refused on previous occasions and we needed expert advice and experience to proceed. The project was represented in all areas by Richard Cosker including the appeal, the service we received was excellent Richard has an in-depth knowledge of planning through his experience within council organisations; this insight is invaluable, as with his confidence in leading the appeal process which is a real test of planning law and skill. The conclusion was that we had our application granted this July. This would not have been possible if we hadn’t used RCC Town Planning Consultancy. The appeal process and exactly how to present our case was handled with absolute detail, and great professionalism. I can only say when entering into this practice of planning and seeking a successful outcome, we would choose an expert every time and that’s very much what we got. Were completely delighted with our planning application and the service was brilliant. 

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. 

Jim Lloyd

After the years of waiting it was very gratifying that a successful result was achieved with such efficiency. We are very pleased to acknowledge the part that RCC Town Planning Consultancy played in that result.

Chris Combe, Roundway Hill Farm

I was very happy with the advice and you took all of the hassle out of the planning process which ran smoothly and achieved the desired result.

SH, Easton Royal

Richard Cosker was retained by us to sort out an application for change of use of our annex. I am confident that if we had simply applied by ourselves, we would have been turned down, flat. Even when it looked like the permission was likely to be passed but with an extra piece of procedural paperwork, Richard was able to rebuff that challenge, saving us money. Taking all that into context, I think the service was very good – and the fee was worth the investment.

James King, Uphill Farm, Urchfont

I would like to say that we were very pleased and impressed with the success of our planning application for an agricultural dwelling on our farm, I think the approach and attention to the specific details involved was just what was wanted, it was as though you were one of us and really wanted to succeed, and at the end of the day the cost was very reasonable, I shall be using your services again if needed in the future.

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