We prepared a feasibility study the re-development of Cheddar Gorge, our submission was highly commended for its innovative approach to the brief and quality of its analysis and design concept. The concept design was based upon maintaining the existing derelict building with a contemporary extension contain a living wall and glazed entrance foyer. The design included detailed proposed for the building enabling it to be used by the community as well as improvements to the surrounding existing buildings in creating a master plan for the Gorge as a tourist attraction for Longleat Enterprises.
- The services can be key for the development or extensions. Is there sufficient supply?
- Any site constraints such as wayleaves, easements, underground services or flooding maps that may restrict the development or help to define the plan.
- Understanding the planning considerations and which other consultants are required including ecologist and asbestos surveys.
- Historical analysis of the building or area to review if any heritage consideration is required.
- Planning history may offer some useful analysis.
- Buildability for individual buildings and infrastructure for large sites.
- How the site or building needs to function and relate to other parts on the site.
- Is the area within Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Area of Conservation, Scheduled Ancient Monuments, Archaeological Site of County Importance, Are of High Archaeological Potential or Area with a range of protected species.