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London is changing all the time. Developed for the unique and demanding needs of the high value, high risk London market, DevCity is a unique two-stage analysis of the area surrounding the property. Stage one will highlight any planning applications that could impact the property as well as identifying land that could support development in the future. Stage two is just before exchange of contracts when the report will be updated with any responses arising from a Freedom of Information Act request. This will reveal any other pending planning applications and the area will be reassessed in light of the results.

DevCity reports are available in all London boroughs and can be used on residential or commercial properties up to one acre. They are easy to read and straight to the point. Perfect for overseas investors who need to understand a location.

Product Details

DevCity combines current planning information with a professional opinion about future development opportunities. It provides an enlightened view, enhances due diligence and helps your client make an informed decision before contracts are exchanged.

DevCity is also available as a 'FastTrack', with turnaround anticipated within 24 hours. 

The information in a DevCity includes:

Key features

Why is this important?

Site specific mapping showing any identified potential development sites, together with size and predictions of what could be built. To help understand the impact any future changes may have on the chosen property.
Details of current commercial and residential planning applications (including basements and extensions within the immediate vicinity). To ensure the potential buyer has the full picture.
The property’s planning history and alternative uses will also be considered. Potential to increase the value of the property can be identified.
Aerial photography. Provides a clear view of the property and surrounding area.
Each individual risk is clearly displayed and explained and an assessment is provided on whether the value of the property may be affected, positively or negatively. Opportunities as well as risks are clearly explained to help an informed decision to be made.
  • Aerial photography
  • Potential development sites
  • Current planning applications
  • Risks explained
  • Possible impacts identified