Barn Conversions, One-off houses or Renovations, All Require Site Appraisals & Desktop Research
I am often asked to look at potential sites by clients ahead of exploring their possibilities as site appraisals.
Visiting a location in person is always useful. However, a great deal of analysis and background research can be undertaken from the confines of my desktop in preparation for such a visit.
The internet enables me to view the site from the air, often from different aspects. I can see the location and view the spaces around it, noting the the densities of developments and the proximity of other buildings in the vicinity. I can also view the location from the street, and the approach to the building.
In addition I am also able to search the planning history. This enables me to check whether the site is within a Conservation Area, on protected land, Listed or included within a Local Plan. Also, I am able check if the address is within a flooding zone, or close enough to transport links to allow the development to be vehicle free. All of this can be undertaken before I set foot on a site.