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Equestrian Services

RCC Town Planning can help you achieve planning permission for all types of equestrian developments ranging from private stabling and maneges to small livery uses and larger commercial equestrian development.

The keeping of horses has become extremely popular and this raises a number of planning issues including the provision of stabling and maneges.  The planning law concerning this scale of equestrian use is complicated and we can help you resolve those issues.

In addition there are more complex planning issues raised for those involved in the horse related industries such as livery and training establishments, including the provision of equine workers dwellings at those establishments.

RCC Town Planning Consultancy has successfully helped a number of clients with their equestrian developments including;

  • A brand new competition and full livery yard with a temporary dwelling on a greenfield site in Wiltshire
  • Planning permission for a fully livery and riding school use at a redundant dairy farm
  • Permission for permanent dwellings at full livery yards
  • Planning permission for external lighting for riding arenas
  • Retrospective planning permission to retain a manege following an enforcement investigation by the Council
  • Planning permission for a manege within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Berkshire

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Testimonials

  • 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.

  • I cannot thank Richard and his team enough for all there assistance in helping us gain planning permission for both residential and commercial projects. The whole process was carried out in a professional and straightforward manner.

  • 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.

     

  • I would thoroughly recommend RCC Town Planning Consultancy.

    I recently instructed them with regard to what we thought would be a fairly straightforward equine planning application. 

    As things turned out, it became quite time-consuming and fiddly. Richard and his team took it all in their stride to a satisfactory conclusion. They are easy to deal with, efficient and knowledgeable in their field. I was very happy with the service they provided.

  • 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.

  • This is the second time I have hired Richard and the team at RCC Town Planning to manage an application for planning permission for my equine yard (www.lucindafredericks.com).  . Richard was able to advise and highlight any possible issues before they might occur during the application process.  Richard and Rachel were extremely professional and offered a cost effective process leading to a successful conclusion. I would highly recommend this company to you.

  • Richard and the team at RCC town planning helped me to successfully secure a lawful development application for a log cabin. I had previously undertaken a pre-application that had been rejected by the council, which complicated the matter, but through their advice I was able to work around certain issues that the pre-application had thrown up. They kept me informed throughout the process, and were able to suggest options that ultimately ended with the application being granted. The team are friendly and approachable, and made what can be a confusing process straightforward and understandable. I would happily recommend their services.

  • Richard and Rachel provided excellent advice and steered us through a potentially difficult planning application as we are based in a World Heritage Site with a number of constraints. Rachel produced a very comprehensive application for us and helped us secure a successful outcome. They have many excellent contacts and we would have no hesitation in recommending or using RCC Town Planning Consultancy in the future.

  • 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.

  • 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 (http://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.