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Learning outcomes
Code Description
LO1 Demonstrate critical understanding of the property development cycle, the process of
valuing and developing land for residential, industrial and commercial purposes and
the ability to communicate information, arguments and analysis effectively to advise
stakeholders.

Scenario
Site in Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury, Essex
Various maps and plans showing the site are provided in Appendix I. Please note that these have
kindly been provided by Arbora Homes Ltd for educational purposes only and no direct approaches should be made to any of the consultants that were involved with this site.

Location
The site is greenfield land located to the North of 48 Woodrolfe Road in Tollesbury, Essex
The following plans are provided (see appendix):
• Plan 1: Site and surrounding area
• Plan 2: Site location plan
• Plan 3: A topographical survey
• Plan 4: A drainage investigation
• Plan 5: Anglian Water Asset Plan
• Plan 6: Flood Zone map
• Plan 7: Site plan to scale for sketching out development proposals.

Existing site characteristics and location
The site covers an area of approximately 1.73ha. The site currently comprises a grass field (1.13ha)
and wooded area (0.6ha).
The north frontage of the site is bounded by farmland and the south frontage of the site is bounded by Woodrolfe Road which runs in a northeast to southwest frontage. The east frontage of the site is bounded by a parking area and the west frontage of the site is bounded by private dwellings and front gardens.
Ownership
The freehold of the site is privately owned and is soon to be offered for sale.

Tasks
Background
The multi-disciplinary practice you work for has been retained by Aprilla Developments PLC, and they have asked for specific advice relating to the Tollesbury site. Aprilla Developments PLC have wide experience in developing commercial, residential and mixed-use schemes.
You should refer to the details of the site provided in the assignment scenario above and will also
need to carry out further independent research on the area and planning.
Task 1
Prepare a report for the developer’s board of directors that appraises any physical, legal, economic
and planning issues that will impact on the future development of the site. The report should include identification of the factors that you consider carry the greatest risk in the project and advise your client how these may be mitigated. (approximate word count: 1,100 words)
Task 2
Provide a site layout plan for a scheme that aligns with the local authority’s aspirations and policy for the site and the NPPF. The site layout plan should include a schedule of the various forms of
accommodation in the proposal.
The site layout plan should include:
• the location of the various uses on the site;
• the number and size of units you consider might be acceptable by the local planning authority
on the site;
• the provision of access routes to and around the site;
• proposals for soft landscaping around the site;
• suggested sustainability measures.
(approximate word count: 500 words)
Brief explanatory comments may be included with your plan. These are considered part of your
drawing and are excluded from the word count (see ‘Word count and overwriting’ section below), but should not exceed 200 words.
An executive summary is not required.
Reference list
You should include a reference list with a minimum of five separate relevant and appropriate legal
authorities that you have cited within your work.
A bibliography of uncited sources is not required.
Further information to support you with this assignment is available within the study materials for
this module on the UCEM VLE. If you have any questions about this assignment, please contact
your Module Tutor or Module Leader via the VLE.

Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Assignment report
Subject: Real estate
Pages/words: 3/1600
Academic level: Masters
Paper format: Harvard
Line spacing: Single
Language style: UK English

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