Last edited 21 May 2021

Development appraisal

Development appraisal involves research into constraints and opportunities evolving from the location, legal and planning aspects of potential sites as well as their physical characteristics.

This can be a complex process, and independent client advisers may be required by the client to supplement in-house expertise and assist research and evaluation. This might include:

Potential sites will need to reflect the developers corporate strategy in relation to:

Research into legal issues may include:

Government policy on planning is now set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. When considering potential sites, developers may which to consider whether the proposed development will impact on, or be impacted by:

NB: For more information on the powers and influence of local authorities and local communities on local planning policy and permissions see the article on the National Planning Policy Framework.

Key physical characteristics of a potential site will need to be assessed. This assessment might include:

NB: For additional information see articles on technical due diligence, site appraisals, site information and site surveys.

Market research might include:

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