Reading Agricultural Consultants
Planning Litigation & Insurance Farm Management Research & Policy
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Contact us
  Head Office
01491 684233


Head Office (South East)
01491 684233
01633 430418
South West
01840 212765

North West
07783 103951
07785 393229


Dealing with planning applications and the planning process is a core area of work undertaken by RAC. Originally commissioned mainly by local planning authorities to undertake independent assessments of applications for agricultural and countryside developments, we now work for private individuals, commercial businesses and other organisations to prepare and submit planning applications for a wide range of opportunities, including:

  • Dwellings for agricultural, equestrian and other rural workers
  • Design, planning and implementation of farm and rural business building layouts
  • Change of use of farm buildings

During the submission period we keep in contact with the planning authority to work towards achieving planning consent.

In the event of a refusal we prepare and present evidence to planning appeals and inquiries for our client - be that the Applicant or the Local Planning Authority.

We also contribute to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) of development of all scales and types on agricultural and rural resources, including Agricultural Land Classification (ALC) surveys, specialising in:

  • Housing developments
  • Infrastructure (roads, railways, ports and airports)
  • Mineral extraction
  • Waste Disposal
  • Large farm developments

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