Background research is essential to securing a successful planning project and is one of our core services. This includes site and planning appraisals to assess development potential of a site, based on a review of its opportunities and constraints and planning policy context. Whilst typically commissioned to inform investment decisions, we can tailor the focus of the appraisals to suit the Client’s needs. Our urban design service offer also allows us to provide high quality plans and visuals to support assessments and appraisals.
We undertake Five Year Housing Land Supply Assessments and Strategic Land Searches looking for new development opportunities for future promotions. Also, we prepare Services and Facilities Assessments to demonstrate the sustainability of development sites which includes mapping these facilities and identifying distances to and from them.
To support planning application submissions, we also prepare Health Impact Assessments to review and assess the potential health impacts of a new development on an area. This also includes a review of national and local planning policy drivers in relation to health impact.< back
The full range of our research services include: