The Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published a draft guidance note, Measurement
of Land for Development and Planning Purposes (1st edition), and is seeking
comments on it. The Consultation closes on 17 September 2019, with a view to it
being adopted by the end of the year.
There are a number of core
definitions that have been proposed to assist with the definition of land.
Land Area: Referring to the
legal title area of land.
Site Area: Referring to the
area of land used for planning application purposes.
Net Development Area: Referring to the
area from which financial value is directly derived, by virtue of either being
income-producing or for sale.
Plot Ratio: The ratio of Gross External Area (GEA) of a building or buildings at each floor area, under the International Property Measurement Standards, to the site area. This measurement is already used as a standard metric for planning and design in some sectors and jurisdictions.
The ratio of Gross External Area (GEA) of a building or buildings at each floor area, under the International Property Measurement Standards, to the site area. This measurement is already used as a standard metric for planning and design in some sectors and jurisdictions.
Site Coverage: This is the ratio of
the building footprint’s GEA to the site area at ground-floor level, and is
already a standard metric for planning and design in certain sectors and
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