In the heavily competitive UK market, the right data centre site can be hard to come by. Exponential growth in demand means the programme is tight, and yet even once you’ve purchased the land, there’s no guarantee. Everything depends on the planning application. So how do you increase your chances of success?
Before significant investment is made. The UK planning system can be complex, time consuming and expensive. But consulting a planning expert as part of your data centre site evaluation can remove avoidable risk.
By identifying early which sites have the best chance of approval, expert planning advice can be the key to unlock a site and protect investment.
Before gaining planning approval, your data centre is hypothetical. So with everything depending on the right strategy for your planning application it pays to be prepared. While each site and project is different, considering these six steps for identifying the right planning strategy will help you set up for success.
In the UK nearly all planning applications are the subject of consultation and the success of an application will be heavily influenced by the views of local residents and other stakeholders. A vital step to reduce risk in any data centre planning application is therefore identifying stakeholders and building buy-in early.
Working in partnership through all aspects of the planning process we can help you to establish trust and build a shared understanding through open and transparent community and stakeholder consultation.
Making complex easy, our new virtual consultation platform is designed to increase project engagement and provide a more resilient approach to community and stakeholder engagement. Both during covid-19 restrictions and beyond. social distancing measures and beyond. Learn more.
InsightsPlanning for UK data centres
Our planning experts share their insight and guidance for setting your data centre construction project up for success.
When everything depends on a successful application, shaping the right planning strategy can be the key to speed and success. Chris Hicks, Director – Planning, shares his six-step recommendation.
Chris Hicks, Director – Planning, explains the Use Class System and the implication for data centre planning applications.
Getting a data centre through planning can be time-consuming, expensive and not always straightforward. Planning Director Simon Gamage shares his four recommendations for early considerations that can improve your chance of approval; and how we can help make complex easy.
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