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Determining use and value

You may have a piece of land that you feel could be put to better use. It might be farmland on the edge of a town or village, or an urban site being used as a skateboard park. Using our knowledge of the market and experience, we can determine the best use or combination of uses for the land and likely sale value.

We will assess the location, likely market interest and any constraints and opportunities that apply to that site. For example, you might think a plot of land is ideal for housing, but if the land is in the flood plain or the road access owned by others, there will be complex and possibly costly issues to be resolved.

Many projects need to be assessed to determine the level of impact on the environment. Large developments frequently need to produce an environmental impact statement, which assesses noise and air quality, local ecology and the likely effect on the landscape. Even relatively small planning applications concerned with the conversion of barns or farm buildings will need to be accompanied by bat and barn owl surveys. Other protected species that may be present on the site, such as Great Crested Newts, could affect the timing and duration of the construction works. Ground contamination is another potential environmental hazard likely to affect planning decisions and impact on building costs.

Fenn Wright’s Development team will be pleased to undertake independent Land use assessments and ensure that time and money is not wasted pursuing development proposals that either are not viable or do not give rise the highest end value.

For further information and to see how we can help with any of the following, please contact Roger Hayward

  • Rural land use assessments 
  • Redevelopment of commercial sites and business relocation 
  • Greenfield and brownfield site appraisal and valuations 
  • Strategic land promotion and marketing advice 
  • Economic Appraisal and Viability Assessments 
  • Environmental Statements and surveys 
  • Flood risk assessments

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