SITE ASSESSMENT

Planning red flags

If you are looking to buy a site without Outline Planning Approval then it is essential to first check the area planning regulations for zoning and for things like a locals-only requirement in ROI – not an issue in NI. 

Pre-planning meetings can often provide an insight as to whether a potential site will be approved or what restrictions might be imposed if grantedhowever bear in mind that this is an informal meeting and provides no guarantees. The only sure way to find out whether a planning application will be successful is to lodge an application.