At the outset it is important to assess the likelihood of obtaining planning permission. In so doing assessment of risk can be evaluated and abortive costs avoided or minimised.
When undertaking planning appraisals a report will consider:
- The site and any constraints such as trees, access and surrounding development.
- Planning History – previous applications and appeals not only on the site but also in the locality.
- Local Plan Policies and their relevance to development proposals.
- The opportunity to make representations so as to alter planning policies.
- Advice as to development potential in the short and long term.