A Development Application is the process of obtaining approval for building or development work from your local council.
Typically, most building or development projects will require a Development Application in order to go ahead. This includes large-scale projects like entire new builds, demolition and rebuild, substantial changes to an existing premises, or even a change in business activities undertaken on your site.
Most substantial development types will require a Development Application from your local council. These can include:
- Apartment buildings
- Granny flats & studios
- Alterations and additions to existing houses
- Change of Use (Commercial)
- Demolition of a building
When moving ahead with your Development Application, it’s important to identify any previous Development applications that have been obtained for your site. You should also check to what use the current site is approved for, as this will determine the type of Development Approval you’ll need to seek.
This process can take up to 6 months, so it’s crucial to get the right guidance and support as you progress. If this all sounds overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. CIVAC is here to make it easy for you.