Site Search & Feasibility

Site Search

GIS constraints sieving provides the foundation when searching for development sites, but expert analysis is what makes the difference in terms of sourcing the best sites for viable developments.

Stephenson Halliday provide a bespoke site search service for a variety of developments. Looking at national, regional or local scales we utilise GIS constraints sieving as the basis for expert planning and technical analysis.

We refine broad searches down to focussed short lists, identify risks and opportunities, and ultimately source development sites with the best chance of planning consent. We work in all development sectors with particular experience in renewable energy.


In the ever changing context of planning policy, guidance and appeal case history, early advice on the feasibility of a project is a vital investment.

We use our extensive experience to help determine the viability of a development site, and critically:

  • Analyse opportunities and constraints
  • Identify key planning risks
  • Develop a strategy for progress
  • Focus the design process

Our expert advice is planning and landscape led, and comprises all necessary technical expertise (noise, transport, etc). Based on over 20 years’ experience at all levels of project development from feasibility through to Public Inquiry, our advice is always pragmatic and tailored to the individual needs of the client.


Own Power

Stephenson Halliday undertook a constraints mapping and site search exercise on behalf of our client to identify areas suitable to accommodate wind turbine development. ...