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The purpose of this section is to help you carry out a basic feasibility assessment of your potential scheme at your proposed site. It includes guidance on how to assess each issue including desk research, enquiries and obtaining preliminary quotes. It aims to minimise your investigation costs at this stage and highlights potential 'show-stoppers' that will need to be examined.

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For most schemes you will need to employ technical experts to help you assess the site conditions, develop an appropriate design, obtain planning consent and meet construction standards. It is advisable to seek appropriate professional advice at this early stage.

This is not an exhaustive list and there may be other critical issues relating specifically to your site. More detail on these and other issues can be found in the Design section.

Last Edited: 12 May 2023

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