by BRE (01-Feb-1987)
Please note that this is a scanned copy of a paper originally published in 1987, so the text is not as clear as in documents created as pdf files.
An initial desk study forms an important part of the site investigation process to assess the suitability of a site for development. This Digest describes how to make use of various sources, and gives a number of examples of typical desk studies. 12 pages.