Need advice on your land? Get in touch

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.

Designated areas
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.


Existing development
Proximity to existing areas of development – In order to manage the spread of development and control sustainability, new residential schemes should generally be located close to existing settlements, renewable energy schemes should be further away and commercial developments must fit with the local market and demand.

A wide range of other factors must be considered to determine a site’s suitability. These can include landscape impact, local ecology, archaeology and heritage features, drainage, transport / site access, local services and sustainability, noise and arboriculture.

Tell us about your land

We are always looking for new sites to progress. We would be delighted to offer you our free, friendly, objective opinion of your site.

Submit your details and we’ll reply with an initial assessment within two working days.