Most local authorities will seek to retain employment sites that are considered suitable for continued use. Overcoming this can be a major obstacle in obtaining consent for redevelopment. We can help to clear this hurdle by providing a bespoke report which can be used by Planning Consultants to assist in demonstrating that continued use is not viable.
We do this in a unique, objective and empirical way by assessing:
- The capability of existing buildings to meet the requirements of the market
- The feasibility and cost implications of notional refurbishment to provide this market standard
- The building performance against defined and published industry standards, ensuring objectivity, when compared to the performance of a new build/redevelopment option