Finding land without constraints in Nimbus® Maps Essentials
Finding land in Nimbus® Maps Essentials is very straightforward. Simply type in the location that you want know about or the area that you’re interested in. From that are all the red outlines of the freehold piece of land that have been registered with the Land Registry.
Now from that, click on any of those and the left-hand side panel shows the ownership information and the sizes of the sites that you are interested in. All of those are pre-measured for us. That then allows us to click around the map and understand exactly what we’re interested in. So, in my case I want, say, point seven five acres. In this case I can see it’s a bit too small, but the site down the road here appears to be much bigger at one-point five, one-point-six acres.
Just under from that, I can spin my map around and I can see, in Google Split Screen view, this piece of land behind here that I’m kind of interested in. In the left-hand side panel, I can see who the owner of that is, I can see the rates assessments and I can see there is a Hall one here; TS Sirius on Water Splash Lane in Hayes; so, I can see kind of access around the side here into this particular title.
What I can then see further down in this section here are the constraints; I can see there’s no Listed Building on the property, but there is actually a flood risk a problem with flooding on that particular title. I can see here, if I click on this little link here, I go through to the GOV.UK website where I can see that actually a good chunk of that site is in Flood Zone Three and then part of it in Flood Zone Two as well – so, redevelopment of that site could be challenging. This bit here might be okay, but you’d need to get that cleared with the EA before moving forward with any kind of development plans on it.
In addition, we then have the Flood Risk link which is also very interesting because further down here, that first toggle shows that the site also has a flood risk from rivers and seas, but the second one shows there are surface water issues as well.
So if there was kind of any of those risks on there that needed dealing with as part of a development plan, any kind of attenuation that might be needed as part of those plans, that’s where it’s going to be highlighted to me there.
Not only is the Flood Risk on this particular site, there’s also the environmental issues; AONB is clear as is Woodlands Partials, but actually it partially intersects the Greenbelt. Here I’m looking at Hayes, which is obviously well within the M25, there is an issue around the Greenbelt and how far that Greenbelt cuts into London, and actually that Greenbelt does sit across that title I’ve been looking at.
So whilst that property looks interesting size-wise, some of the constraints then undermine that; but obviously when I was looking at the other particular title we were looking at – the pub just around the corner – this public house here on the corner, which was owned by Punch Partnerships as we can see on the left-hand side there, then actually that left-hand side panel there is actually clear from those constraints that we were talking about.
Very quick and very easy through Nimbus® Maps Essentials.
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