Site Appraisal & Development Feasibility Studies

A Site Appraisal considers any aspects of a site or parcel of land that may impact on the design, in order to determine its suitability for development. This is usually carried out prior to the purchase of the site, but also applies to sites already within the client’s control. A site appraisal is an excellent tool to demonstrate that your land/site should be included within any local government development plans. 


A Development Feasibility Study also considers any aspects of a site that may impact on the design, in order to determine the viability of a particular type and extent of development.


The Benefits

A professional site appraisal/feasibility study will:

  • Help you present a credible case for inclusion within local government development plans
  • Help you to determine if the proposed development of the site is financially viable.
  • Identify unexpected cost issues at an early stage, enabling you to be more accurate in your initial cost projections and avoid later unwelcome cost over-runs.
  • Provide you with the justification for renegotiating the land sale price / option agreements (up or down).
  • Reduce the cost of re-design work, as potential issues are highlighted at an early stage.

How We Can Help

AMB Consultants are experts at carrying out Site Appraisals and Feasibility Studies. Here are some of the services we can provide to assist you:

  • Prepare an access strategy identifying the most appropriate type and location of highway junctions, as well as the suitability of the surrounding highway network to cope with any additional traffic.
  • Undertake an accessibility appraisal. This will highlight the access to local facilities, such as convenience stores and schools, the linkage to existing public transport, alterations required to existing public transport routes and potential linkages with the surrounding infrastructure such as footpaths and cycle ways.
  • Produce a Constraints Plan highlighting any constraints such as utilities, levels, public rights of way, localized ground contamination, etc.
  • Prepare a Utilities Report, for both existing apparatus that may be affected by any works, as well as the potential for new connections.
  • Hold preliminary meetings with Technical Officers from relevant bodies to gauge the likely requirements for technical work (i.e. In support of a planning application).