Before drawing up development proposals, you should research the site thoroughly, to allow you to identify if we would accept development in principle. It will also help you work out what type and form of development is appropriate.
Your proposal should take account of the unique nature of a site and its surroundings. It needs to:
- respect the context
- make best use of the land
- improve accessibility, connectivity and safety
- minimise the environmental impact of the development
A site and context analysis can also save money, as it can help you avoid costly late changes.
This site appraisal work typically involves both desktop studies and site visits, and comprises three main stages: