No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Forgive the attention-grabbing headline. "Swindle" is a tad strong. It's just that by my count we've had surveyors out onsite four times so far throughout this process:
I found out later that 1 & 2 can be done together (and therefore more cost effectively) but few people opt to do it this way because they don't want to incur the expense of a site identification survey until they know their plans have passed building approval. It might have been nice to have been told and given the option at least.
It seems like a whole lot of unnecessary and costly repitition to me, when two site visits (1 & 4) would have sufficed ...