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When do you need a Phase 1 Desk Study?
If you are planning to develop a site, whether it is a large-scale commercial development, a residential development, or an extension to an existing property,  you will generally need to complete a Phase 1 Desk Study as part of your planning application. But when is the ideal time to get the phase 1 desktop report?

Do I need a Phase 1 Desk Study?

If you are planning to develop a site you will generally need to complete a Phase 1 Desk Study.

A Phase 1 Desktop Study is a preliminary risk assessment which highlights the potential areas of concern of developing on the proposed site. The report will collate and review a wide range of published information about the specific site to gain detailed information of the development sites historical, geological and environmental location.

A Phase 1 Desk Study is a risk assessment report for a development site. For planning applications to be approved, your council needs to know that your development carries no risk to human health or the wider environment. As part of the Phase 1 Desk Study information about the site is collected from a wide range of available documents