It is not in your interest, or ours, to lodge an application that does not have a fair chance of success. Therefore we offer the opportunity for all our clients to commence their project with a detailed desktop feasibility study.

As part of your feasibility study we review:

  • The site context and local facilities;
  • The planning history of the site;
  • National policy implications;
  • Local Council policy position and performance statistics;
  • Any emerging local or neighbourhood policies;
  • An overview of the principle of development;
  • A review of any major material considerations;
  • Research into relevant precedents and case law;
  • An overview of opportunities and constraints;
  • Suggested strategies and risk profiles;
  • Proposed project timetable including indicative costings.

Our feasibility studies provide an invaluable step in evaluating risk and help to ensure that our clients are fully informed of the potential opportunities and risks to any prospective application.

You can learn more about our feasibilty studies in our brochure. The link below will take you to a downloadable PDF which will provide further information about site appraisals and our company.

Feasibility Studies at Plainview Planning (PDF 1.5mb)



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