REGULATIONS ON PLANNING PERMITS (Renovation, Alteration, Addition, Fencing and Demolition of building)
(A) RENOVATION PERMIT
In line with the new Planning Regulations 2019:
(1) No building shall be renovated in the State without Renovation Permit granted by the Authority.
(2) Applicant shall be issued letter of Renovation Permit subject to satisfying certain conditions as specified in the Regulations.
(3) Any person intending to renovate a building shall before carrying out such renovation, submit to the Authority an application stating the details of renovation and evidence of previous Planning Permit (if any). The
process shall attract twenty-five percent (25%) of the prevailing processing fees.
(4) In case the application is without previous planning permit, the application shall be presented As-Built subject to minimum planning standards applicable to the location. The process shall attract twenty-five percent (25%) of the prevailing processing fees.
(5) In the event that the application does not meet the minimum standards, the Applicant shall be required to comply with the minimum standards before the grant of Renovation Permit by the Authority.
B. ALTERATION & ADDITION
(1) No building shall be altered or added, or redeveloped in the State without planning permit granted by the Authority.
(2) Any person intending to alter, add, or redevelop any building within the State shall before carrying out such alteration, addition, or redevelopment works,
submit to the Authority, an application in support of such renovation works which shall contain the following :–
(a) as-built drawing; and
(b) the proposed alterations, repair, redevelopment drawing and super-imposed on the as-built drawing.
(3) The application shall be accompanied with a photocopy of the previous planning permit of the existing building and other documents specified in the Regulations and as may be required by the Authority
(4) A certificate of Structural fitness with
indemnity, issued by a registered Civil/Structural Engineer certifying the ability of the existing building/structure to bear additional load (where the proposed development is in addition or alterations) shall be provided.
(5) Civil or Structural Engineer’s undertaking to supervise the alteration, addition or repairs.
(6) A report from a reputable Laboratory showing results of Integrity or Pundit Test conducted on the existing structure.
(7) After satisfactory inspection of the building for the purpose(s) of establishing that the existing building can withstand the alteration, addition, repair or redevelopment work intended and subject to any other additional repair as may be required, the Authority may after such inspection issue a permit to proceed with the alteration, addition, repair or redevelopment.
C. FENCING PERMIT
(1) No fencing work shall be allowed on any land in the State without a permit from the Authority.
(2) Any person who intends to carry out fencing work shall submit the following documents:
(a) an application and drawings (i.e. Architectural and/or Structural designs);
(b) one (1) sun-print survey plan of the subject site;
(c) evidence of title documents ;
(d) receipt of payment of prescribed fee(s).
(3) (a) Fence line shall be recessed by a
minimum of 900mm from the front
property boundary for purposes of
(b) The front fence line shall be made of a maximum of 3.0 metres consisting of 1.5 metres solid wall from ground level and remaining height shall be a minimum of 1 metre see through made of any material.
The party walls between adjacent properties shall maintain maximum height of 3 metres from existing road level.
D. DEMOLITION PERMIT
(1) Any developer who intends to demolish any existing structure shall apply in writing to the Authority for the issuance of a Demolition Permit as provided in this Regulation.
(2) No site with existing structure shall be
demolished in the State without Demolition Permit granted by the Authority to remove the structure.
(3) Any intending applicant for Demolition Permit shall submit an application to the Authority accompanied with the following documents:
(a) Evidence of title document(s).
(b) Photograph of existing structure(s).
(4) The fee payable on Demolition Permit shall be Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand (₦250,000.00) Naira only.
From the above, it is clear without any form of ambiguity that every development requires Planning Permit.
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