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If you have a large amount of land that you are considering developing, it could be worth doing some research with regards to land planning to figure out the options you have. This is something you might want to do before hiring a planner or civil engineer who will most likely have to charge you for their time.
The following are two books that I would recommend.
1) Site Planning and Design Handbook by Thomas Russ
This is a comprehensive resource regarding site planning.
2) The Sustainable Sites Handbook by Meg Calkins
This is another comprehensive guide that can be used for ideas on what to include in your project.