Preparation and Brief
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The inform pre-application discussions with the planning authority, which contribute to the development of the Initial Project Brief including review of the Project Budget and the Project Programme. Actions at this stage can include obtaining certificates of lawful use, lawful development certificates and making outline applications. Good quality Site Information is a core objective for the project. The stages at which the information is obtained will vary and assumptions based on experience may have to be taken by the lead designer if incomplete information is available at Stage 1. The desktop survey can provide a significant depth of detail prior to site-based investigations. Topographical surveys measure the size, shape and features of a site. Laser technology is utilised to produce 2D and 3D computer-aided design models, which are essential for accurate dimensioning and location of the proposed development. Accurate surveys and photographic records are an essential part of a listed building application.