The assessment tools

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Once developed, the assessment tools were tested in case studies.  The tools comprise:

1. A site review and an interview with the developer:

  • Desktop mapping and local site context review
  • An interview with the developer
  • Survey uses simple language - accessible and easily understood
  • Answers provided in a consistent 1 to 5 scoring framework
  • N/A column to cover a range of developments without penalising developer
  • Identifies best practice with potential to link to examples/exemplars

2. A survey of residents:

  • Uses simple language - accessible and easily understood
  • Answers use a similar 1 to 5 scoring system throughout
  • Room for additional qualitative comment boxes
  • Designed to be short and not too taxing
  • Online or hard copy survey format

These come together into a report to developers and a one page infographic for residents.