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Selecting and buying the right home can be a lengthy and costly process. Once a new home has been selected it is important that any potential changes within the surrounding area are reported before proceeding with the purchase. The impact of new planning proposals could be substantial. They might ruin the view from a property, reducing potential enjoyment, or they could have a substantial impact on the value of a property (positively or negatively). By combining current planning information with a professional opinion about future development opportunities, a DevAssess report provides a unique and enlightened view, enabling an informed decision to be made before contracts are exchanged.

Product Details

DevAssess is a unique report that includes existing planning information and identifies unexploited development sites.

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

The information in a DevAssess includes:

Key features

Why is this important?

A professional opinion about future development risks within a 75m radius of the property. Development is increasingly likely to result in future planning applications that could have a substantial impact on the value or enjoyment of a property. It’s important that prospective purchasers have all the information to enable them to make an informed decision prior to contracts being exchanged.
Identifies development potential of a property including existing planning information and identification of unexploited development sites. In approximately 10% of cases the searched property has hidden value revealed.
Site specific mapping and aerial photography showing any identified potential development sites. Enables a clear view to be drawn on the proximity of potential sites in relation to a property.

Information about the size of each identified site, together with density predictions.

Provides potential purchasers with additional information about the development risks to enable them to form an opinion on the impact of the sites.
DevAssess also incorporates your choice of either a full Plansearch Plus report or a GroundSure Planning report, both of which provide information on existing planning applications and other useful information about the local area. Information is included about current commercial and residential planning applications, together with information on land use designations, rights of way, mobile phone masts, crime statistics, housing and neighbourhood data, plus amenities and education information. All of which helps ensure the decision to purchase a property is well-informed.
  • Includes Plansearch Plus or Groundsure Planning
  • Future development risks
  • Site specific mapping
  • Professional opinion
  • Identifies unexploited development sites