Unit Overview
P1 - Explain Statutory Development
P2 - Discuss Statutory Development
P3 - Legislation
P4 - Functional Requirements
P5 - Visual Components
P6 - Data Collection
P7 - Collate Data to Support Application
P8 - Complete Planning Application
P9 - Produce Written Reports
P10 - Produce Graphic Designs
M1 - Compare Plans
M2 - Analyse Requirements
M3 - Analyse Data
D1 - Evaluate Townscape and Landscape
D2 - Evaluate Alternative Proposals

Unit 24 P4 Functional Requirements

You must identify the functional requirements of the exams proposed development you have been provided with. Your report should focus on the function or purpose of the development.


Function could refer to one or more of the following.

  1. Residential.
  2. Industrial
  3. Recreational
  4. Retail
  5. Agricultural


You should also consider he ergonomic and anthropometric aspects of the development. Think about the layout, how will people move around the development.


  1. Describe the dwellings in the proposed development.
  2. How many bedrooms
  3. Open plan
  4. Direction of views
  5. How are they accessed, lift shaft, communal corridors
  6. Do apartment doors open onto other doors?
  7. Are corridors wide enough to pass each other?
  8. What is located on the ground floors?
  9. Gyms?
  10. Parking?
  11. Shops and cafes?
  12. Are these open to the general public?