Initial Desktop Appraisal

TNEI is able to provide a short, focused desk-based review of individual sites. This provides an initial first pass assessment which can help save clients significant time and abortive spend in undertaking full feasibility studies.

TNEI’s first pass feasibility review takes the form of an assessment matrix, summary of key risks, strengths and weaknesses which then informs crucial next steps to help determine whether or not to progress with a site. Approach is discussed with the client prior to commencing. This allows client specific input into such issues as buffers, no-go areas and maximum required scopes of survey work for example. This helps to reduce abortive spend by prioritising tasks on a site specific basis.

Format and content of the matrix can be adapted to suit client specific requirements but generally includes high level consideration of key planning, environmental and technical topic areas.