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Here's our feasibility study outline for new houses or family extensions.
Based upon just your address we can look at Google Earth to see what the surroundings are like, check planning history and current policy and compare your project to other similar projects we’ve worked on. From that we can assess the likelihood of you being able to gain planning consent and give you some examples of similar projects and what their final cost and professional fees were. That may be enough for you to decide whether to take it further.
This is what a sample feasibility report contains.
Your site is not within any special area of policy as you can see from the map attached, however it is outside the limits to built development (in the countryside) and so the following policy applies:
This is the policy that the planning officer uses when assessing whether a proposal is acceptable or not. We obtain this information from the Local Authorities Local Plan. The parts of the policy that is most likely to constrain you are:
List planning constraints
List planning enhancements that could be made
List our planning arguments in favour of development
Our approach is to put forward arguments detailing the benefits of a design, referenced to specific planning policies, to construct as strong a case in favour of consent as possible.
As regards costs, the approximate budget would be:
50m2 (or whatever your project is) x £2,000/m2 (based upon our experience of similar projects)
Plus special site costs if there are any relating to utilities, trees, sloping site, difficult foundations
Professional fees which we will quote for
The next step is the Stage 1 Sketch Design which will cost £x + VAT.
We think this is an extremely useful first step that gives you the confidence that your initial ideas or feasible.
If you would find this useful, please get in touch.