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Last edited 02 Jan 2020
Site information for design and construction
This could include information about:
- Existing uses.
- Existing drawings.
- Site availability.
- Covenants, easements, rights of way and rights to light.
- Site history.
- Land registry drawings.
- Planning history.
- Legal searches.
- Insurance details.
- Flood risk.
- Natural drainage.
- Known hazards.
- Information about neighbours and party wall issues.
- Key views.
- Pedestrian and vehicular access, roads and rights of way.
- Local transport facilities.
- Traffic surveys.
- Site access conditions.
- Information about existing buildings and property condition.
- Information about existing services and statutory utilities (such as capacities).
- Information about tunnels, wells or other underground obstructions.
- Ownership issues.
- Parking restrictions and allowances.
- Existing planning consents, likely planning conditions and the likelihood of requiring an environmental impact assessment.
- Waste storage and collection.
- Biodiversity and protected species.
- Trees and hedges (including tree preservation orders).
- Hours of operation.
- Potential for phasing.
- Local amenities.
- Legislative constraints.
- Existing policies (such as environmental policies).
Wherever possible, any information prepared or obtained should be in a format which can be readily shared and used, and should be stored and named in a way consistent with the long-term project and operational needs.
Some of this information may also be included in the pre-construction information required under regulation 10 of the CDM regulations. This is information intended to ensure that health and safety issues are properly considered, and the proper resources allocated, so the risk of harm to those that build, use and maintain structures is reduced. See pre-construction information for more information.
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