Location: Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Report: DevAssess
Property/Site: Residential, Suburbs

The Risk

Medium to High Risk of Development

This report was requested for a buyer looking to buy a home in a very desirable location. The property was being listed by the estate agent, advertising its extensive rural views.

Our findings

We concluded that the risk of development within a 75m radius of the property can be considered MEDIUM/HIGH.

We identified a medium-high risk for the land backing onto the property’s garden for a new-build development of 1000 homes.

This scale of development would completely alter the setting and views enjoyed by the property.

FINDINGS RISK
Are there major development proposals of concern to the subject property?
Are any important views that the subject property enjoys going to change?
Is the immediate area currently under threat from development?
Is there a potential risk to a lender?

PLANNED AND CURRENT DEVELOPMENT CHANGES COMMONLY EXPOSED WITH DEVASSIST REPORTS

  • Greenbelt, farmland and community parkland development
  • Hostile, largescale planning applications in councils not meeting the housing supply policy.

  • Identifying land that is in the early stages of promotion for development. These sites have no planning history and will not be found in planning data reports.

  • Extensions on abutting properties that will impact light to the subject property or will overlook the subject property.

Planned and current development changes