Getting ready to build your dream home? This can be an exciting journey if handled correctly and in doing so it is important to consider several things. One being a planning permit

 

What is a planning permit?

 

A legal document that allows a certain use or development to proceed on a specified parcel of land. These permits are subject to a time limit and will expire under particular circumstances.

 

What is the difference between building permit and planning permit?

 

This is different from a building permit that relates to the process and carrying out of construction works for a development. A registered Building Surveyor will ensure that the documents relating to construction for a given project, comply with building regulations

 

How long does it take to receive?

 

A planning permit is required before a building permit can be approved and issued.

There are several reasons why a planning permit might be needed, for example, when it comes to subdividing a piece of land to develop a dual occupancy

This planning permit process can take up to 6 months, however, this is not true for all properties. In any case, it is important to get this process underway as soon as possible as amendments may be required which could extend the time it takes for the approval to be received.

 

Further information

For further information, it is best to get in contact with your local council as they will be best suited to provide relevant information in regards to your land.