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Site and context analysis guide: Capturing the value of a site

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This guide assists the development industry with an approach for undertaking site and context analysis to support development proposals of all types and scales.

Undertaking good site and context analysis should lead to better quality design, a smoother planning process and help to maximise the potential of a site.

The guide will be useful for local planning authorities in:

  • preparing or commissioning design or development briefs,
  • undertaking pre-application discussions,
  • assessing planning applications.