Specific case studies are not provided given client confidentiality, but we do provide further details of this service offer below.

Our team prepares detailed planning appraisals on behalf of our private sector clients in order to understand the development potential of sites. Either prior to purchase as part of an investment decision, or as a means to add value to an existing site or portfolio, our in-depth investigations enable clients to consider options around increasing the attraction and value of their assets.

The scope of work adopted intends to gauge the level of planning support, and can include a detailed planning history, review of the policy framework, and a planning audit review of the existing planning permissions which cover the retail/leisure units and/or site. Once the baseline is established, the analysis draws conclusions in respect of development potential in planning terms for different types and scale of floorspace, and alterations that may be deemed acceptable.

Reports examine the key planning policy tests that would apply in promoting further retail/mixed-use floorspace and provide initial views on the planning prospects of success. The outputs inform the client in respect of emerging scheme designs and financial viability.