We’re here to help, with our wealth of experience we can advise you on the suitability of you land for development.
The four key areas we initially look at are –
- Risk of flooding in the area
- Proximity of land to designated areas
- The Agricultural land classification
- Proximity to existing areas of development
Government guidance and logic dictates that for a site to be suitable for development, it should be free from the risk of flooding.
The development of land in or near certain designated areas such as Green Belt, Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks must be carefully considered. Typically sites that could be considered to have a negative impact on any of these designations will not be suitable for development.
Agricultural Land Classification (ALC)
The ‘Best and Most Versatile’ agricultural land is protected from substantial development. This is land classified as 1, 2 or 3a in the ALC and careful consideration must be given to any development in these areas.