Site analysis is an essential step in the design process for a successful development. It enables designers and assessors to appreciate more clearly the development context and the issues to which the design must respond. It assists in identifying the relationship of the site to adjacent properties and in testing whether the proposed development recognises any constraints that may apply. The site analysis is to comprise plans and a report. It is to address:

As noted in the AMCORD 95 '...a site analysis should not be a standard exercise and a responsible authority should exercise its judgment about the extent of information required'. The controlling authority will require the extent of information provided to reflect the location, size and sensitivity of the proposal. As much as possible of the contextual information should be shown graphically on the site analysis plan (normally to 1:200 scale) to explain:

development context and site analysis
site analysis plan