Before you buy or sell a site

If you are thinking of buying a site, find out more about it first. Most major development decisions are made early, but a wrong decision can prove very costly later.

Before you commit to a sale, make sure you know what the potential is. You may then decide to sell with outline or full planning consent, to the right market.


Simple investigations can help you make the right decision and avoid expensive mistakes.

Before you buy, find out what the planning potential of a site is likely to be, what the planning history is and whether there are hidden ‘dealbreakers’ such as contamination or restrictive covenant issues. Good advice early on will help you choose the right site, and maximise its potential.

Barefoot & Gilles can carry out an appraisal of a site before you need to commit yourself to paying for any drawings. A desktop study costs very little and will highlight any areas of concern. Then if you’re happy to go ahead a simple feasibility drawing and a meeting with the planners will help when it comes to sourcing funding for the project.

You need to have a clear picture of how you could proceed to a planning consent, what information you will need, how much it will cost and what your chances of success are. Be confident before you buy.

Ring us on 01473 257474 or email for a swift response.


If you’re thinking of disposing of a site or buildings, look at the planning potential beforehand and avoid losing out on the added value that a good planning permission can bring.

Your property might have planning potential which could add considerably to a valuation and so before you commit to a sale, make sure you know what that potential is. You may then decide to gain an outline or full planning consent before you bring the site to the market. We can also advise you on the best market for your new planning permission.

Barefoot & Gilles can evaluate the planning potential of your property with a simple desktop study and if all looks well, add on our development feasibility service and we’ll discuss a simple drawing with the local authority planning department for you.

Make an informed decision and make the most out of your sale.

Ring us on 01473 257474 or email to discuss your site with us.