Development Appraisal

Understanding the prospects of securing planning permission for future development is key to delivering successful projects.

This is where expert planning advice is vital, not just to establish the principle of development, but also to understand the full potential of land assets and any barriers to development. We do this through our development appraisal process which provides valuable insights for those considering a land purchase or planning application.

Whether you’re dealing with an already developed upon brownfield site, or undeveloped land, we can assist by providing a full understanding of the issues and constraints which might positively or adversely affect such development potential.

Our team of planners have expert planning law knowledge and possess the commercial awareness to offer you concise and considered advice on the potential of a site.

Our development appraisals take the form written reports which can aid in securing development finance, in securing land deals, or in the sale of land assets.

We realise it’s not just about whether planning permission will be granted, but also the technical and financial viability of a site. That’s why we work with a wide variety of other consultants to fully understand the potential of a site, including surveyors, civil engineers, remediation specialists, traffic consultants, archaeological consultants, valuers, lawyers and others.

Who we work for

“The team at PWA Planning make negotiating the planning system a much smoother experience. They always deal with matters in a professional and timely manner and are extremely proactive in negotiations with the planning authority. They have a strong reputation and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.”

John Winstanley, Story Homes

“PWA Planning have been our ‘go to’ planning consultants for many years on varying projects. Their knowledge of the vagaries within the planning system are invaluable ensuring that any advice given can be relied upon to secure the best possible outcome.”

Simon Baxter, Primas Law

“PWA Planning have been with us from the start of our journey at AFC Fylde. They approach all our projects with professionalism, flexibility and a can-do attitude. Their knowledge of the planning system and expert advice is second to none.”

David Haythornthwaite, Mill Farm Sports Village

“I have engaged with PWA Planning on many residential development sites. Their knowledge of the planning system is exemplary, and they have an excellent track record of securing planning consents on our sites. I would recommend PWA without hesitation.”

Richard Calderbank, Applethwaite Homes

“We have worked with PWA Planning for many years and have always found them to be approachable, knowledgeable and effective, navigating difficult projects with ease and professionalism. I would highly recommend PWA to anyone who needs expert planning advice and guidance.”

Phil Wooliscroft, Eddisons

“Paul and his team offer us that rare mix of high-quality planning advice with accessibility and tenacity, to take on the challenges the modern planning system presents. We enjoy the professional and friendly service and hope PWA will long be part of our wider development team.”

Alex Kenwright, EG Group

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