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The guidance notes below were made available on some of the key assessments needed to support Candidate Site submissions.

Candidate Site Methodology update August 2022.

Ecological Site Assessments of Candidate Sites

Consideration of the Best and Most Versatile Agricultural Land

Viability Guidance Note June 2021

Tackling Climate Change Candidate Sites Advice Note 

Landscape Sensitivity Study

Housing Mix Guidance Note

Viability Assessment

The Council’s preference for viability assessments is to utilise the Development Viability Model (DVM) which can be made available to developers, site promoters, or any other individual/organisation, for the purpose of undertaking a financial viability appraisal (FVA) of a proposed development. The DVM has been created as a comprehensive, user-friendly model that can be used by site promoters and decision makers for the purpose of assessing the financial viability of a development proposal.  Further information can be found on the Development Viability webpage.