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Development Viability

We are widely regarded as the number one advisor in the market for providing expert advice regarding S106 obligations.

We advise developers and local authorities on development viability, S106 obligations, affordable housing requirements and the Community Infrastructure Levy. We are one of the UK’s leading advisors and play an active role in the formulation of viability best practice guidance and financial appraisal toolkits.

Services

Viability Appraisals

We work with developers, local authorities and landowners to devise and review financial viability assessments to establish the maximum reasonable proportion of affordable housing alongside other planning policy requirements.

S106 Negotiation

We work with a range of clients on the terms of Section 106 agreements, including affordable housing provision and early/mid/late stage review clauses.

Financial Appraisals for Enabling Development and Heritage Cases

We work extensively with specialist heritage developers, mainstream house builders and local planning authorities to establish the need for enabling development to resolve conservation deficits associated with heritage assets.

Disposal & Acquisition of S106 Affordable Housing

We advise developers on the marketing and disposal of affordable housing secured through Section 106 agreements to ensure optimum value. We work alongside developers during the planning application stage to ensure that any affordable housing provided is best placed to secure maximum interest from the RP sector.

Local Plan Viability Evidence Base Production and Advice

Our team has extensive experience of testing the viability of local plan policies on behalf of local planning authorities to ensure compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and the Planning Practice Guidance. We support our local authority clients through the consultation stages and during examination in public.

Community Infrastructure Levy Viability Evidence Base Production and Advice

Our team has extensive experience of testing the viability of emerging CIL charging schedules following the requirements of the CIL Regulations and Planning Practice Guidance. We support our local authority clients through the consultation stages and during examination in public, achieving very high levels of success.

Affordable Housing Policy Viability Testing

We have extensive experience of advising clients on the viability of planning policies for affordable housing. We also advise on strategies for a wide variety of situations, including affordability and income modelling, on and off-site delivery, discounted market rent on Build-to-Rent schemes and payments-in-lieu.

CIL In-Kind Valuations

Our specialist Valuations team has a significant track record in the provision of valuation services for CIL-in-kind. This typically involves establishing the opportunity cost of community infrastructure provision on a site to establish the amount of CIL that can be offset.

Masterplan Viability

We work with architects, local authorities and landowners on the viability of emerging masterplan proposals, including considering the impact of regeneration premiums and longer-term growth, realised by major masterplan schemes.

Option Appraisals

We advise clients seeking to establish the viability of a range of options for their sites, including staff accommodation transfer and redevelopment and estate redevelopment.

Valuation of Affordable Housing

Our specialist Valuation team can provide formal red book valuations of affordable housing and other forms of specialist housing for a range of purposes, including acquisition and secured lending.

Development Viability

Our Viability team advise developers and local authorities on development viability, S106 obligations, affordable housing requirements and the Community Infrastructure Levy. The team are one of the UK’s leading advisors and play an active role in the formulation of viability best practice guidance and financial appraisal toolkits.

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