Planning and Development

93% of homeowners consider information on planning applications surrounding a property important. 85% of all urban properties have one or more unexploited development risks within 75m of the property. Help to protect your client's use and enjoyment of their property - recommend a planning report.

A planning report goes beyond the scope of a Local Authority Search by providing information about the surrounding area, more detailed information regarding the current and prior planning history of the property and information about land use policies.  And several reports provide information about local amenities, education and crime rates.

You can also obtain a unique report called DevAssess which, in addition to providing existing planning and other essential information about the neighbourhood, looks to the future and identifies what may change tomorrow. This report provides a professional opinion about the development potential of the property, and identifies any areas or sites nearby that may be of potential future interest to a developer, but where planning has not yet been submitted. These sites may include neighbouring properties and land. The professional opinion also considers the risk of change actually taking place, and whether you should undertake any further searches which may reveal covenant control on adjoining land.