Writing on behalf of the developer you are required to report to the School Governors as follows:
o Discuss the key statutory issues that need to be considered and any other matters that may affect the future use of the site.
o What statutory applications are required for the development of the site? o There appears to be some serious land contamination and the presence of
invasive weeds, such as Japanese knotweed. What are the implications of this?
o The school is very interested in pursuing a ‘green agenda’. What would be the key statutory considerations and what sustainable options are available for the development?
o They are particularly concerned about the site clearance and how to protect the windmill which they intend to ‘mothball’ until funds are available for its restoration. Discuss the different methods of procurement and recommend the one you consider most relevant to the project. Set out your preferred tendering procedures and state your choice of contract giving the reasons for your choice. In your answer you should make reference to how you would deal with the windmill.
o The school has raised that, in developing the site, the new buildings will be considerably higher than the low-rise housing estate bordering the site, and this may reduce the level of light to the houses. Also, some of the buildings may abut or be located less than 1 metre from the existing buildings. Indicate how to deal with these matters so as to minimise disputes with the neighbours.
You can use appendices in your report.