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Planning & Development Appraisals, Feasibilities and Advice

We are able to provide a full planning and development appraisal of land and property, whatever the current use. We offer advice and recommend the most appropriate strategy to realise an asset’s potential and by combining a multiple of services that we offer, we can assess the land or property to be developed and identify any constraints and how they can be resolved. We provide straightforward development consultancy and recommend appropriate planning actions for any development.
A feasibility report can include:

  • Need Assessment
  • Market Appraisals
  • Development scenarios
  • Site selection, site assembly and site assessments
  • Planning Appraisal
  • Transportation Assessments
  • Budget costings

Development Valuation & Financial Feasibility

We are able to provide Development Valuations and Financial Feasibilities for various types of development, from initial feasibility studies to complete appraisals encompassing a variety of scenarios and offer advice as to how the costs can be reduced and returns maximised.

Town Planning Advice

Offer general and specific advice from Householder Permitted Development advice, change of use and obtaining planning permission to build your own house on self build plots through to major commercial and residential developments.

Planning Application Promotion including...

...public consulations, s106 negotiation, renewal, Planning Statements and Design & Access.
We can act as lead or as a team consultant in planning application promotions, coordinating all the other consultants needed for successful planning applications including architects, geotechnical and environmental engineers, acoustic, highway, flood risk and ecology consultants etc.
We are able to compile and provide supporting documents such as Design & Access, Planning and Sequential Test Statements, submit planning applications and continue to promote and negotiate your application. We will also appear on behalf of clients at Planning Committee and following approval will coordinate and manage the discharge of conditions or negotiate Section 106 Agreements (Planning Obligations) which are becoming increasing common even in minor developments.

Planning Appeals

Whether by means of written representations, at hearings or public inquiry we are able to represent clients at an Appeal. Once a thorough appraisal of a planning authority’s reasons for refusal has been carried out, clients are advised on the prospects of them being overturned at appeal. If an appeal is to be heard at a public inquiry, we can also provide direct professional access to the advocacy services of the Planning Bar.

Planning Enforcement Appeals

If you are subject to an Enforcement Notice or enforcement procedures are pending, we can offer advice and representation in objecting and appealing such notices.

Site Procurement

Sites often are created by the acquisition of one or several parcels of land. We are able to provide acquisition advice and procure sites on behalf of clients whether it is a single site or a land assembly project, offering guidance as to the most appropriate method of securing such opportunities and advising on appropriate terms and conditions within contracts.
We also represent a number of clients who have ongoing acquisition requirements, should you wish to discuss your own requirements please feel free to call us or submit your details on the Land Requirements form.

Strategic Land Promotion

Some land may not be suitable for immediate development without a change in the Development Plan Documents and a more strategic approach is appropriate. We are able to provide advice and representation to emerging Local Development Frameworks on behalf of landowners and developers.

Constraint Analysis

Whether you already own or are considering acquiring land you may require a constraint analysis. Constraint analysis considers the restrictions on physical development. This could include service and drainage provision, topography difficulties, legal restrictions, external building interface distances, visibility splays and junction capacities amongst many others.

Land Schematics

We can provide plans on how sites could be developed taking into account client, planning and development briefs, constraint analysis and market appraisals

Land & Property Acquisition & Sales

We consider the client’s needs and tailor acquisition and disposal strategies accordingly. Not only do we maximise value we obtain best value and provide advice on how to achieve this when considering the client’s other aspirations and operational needs.
We have an active database of purchasers for a variety of sectors, should you wish to be added to the database please fill in the Land Requirements form.

Residential Valuations

We can provide formal RICS compliant house valuations for purchase, probate, matrimonial and insurance purposes.

Project Management

We can provide all pre-construction project management needs allowing projects to dovetail into the construction phase and provide additional management services during the construction phase when required.

Market Appraisals

Whatever your intended development or if you are seeking to identify the best use of land or property, we can undertake market appraisals consisting of supply and demand analysis and potential rental and capital values.

Plans Drawn

With assistance from our trusted consultant partners, we are able to offer a plans drawn service from household extensions and complete new build projects to multi-millon pound residential and commercial development projects whilst under the supervision and management of Cockwill & Co, providing a more encompassing and comprehensive approach to your project.