Frequently Asked Questions

Development Approval Process

Development means the carrying out of building, engineering, mining or other operations in, on,over or under land, or the making of any material change in the use of any buildings or other land. Essentially development occurs when change takes place.

Zoning is the process of municipal laws or regulations regulating the type as well as the size of buildings that can be erected and activities undertaken in specific areas.

Yes. Any changes to the structure of a dwelling house require the approval of the local planning authority.

The Building fees are calculated based on the square meters/square footage of the structure to be  erected plus a site inspection fee.

No. A person shall not sell, offer, or advertise for sale, or build upon any lot in any subdivision unless it has been previously approved by the Local Planning Authority.