Planning Permit requirements for Setback to Water bodies and Gorges.
Some Designers in the built environment as well as the prospective land owners are not conversant with setback required to the water bodies and Gorges when searching for land to buy. At the end they mistakingly purchased the setback to these natural elements. When such application is made to the Planning Office for Planning Permit , they were rejected. Below are the Setbacks required:
(i) Ocean and Sea:
The minimum distance between any property and the ocean or sea shoreline shall not be less than one hundred and fifty (150) metres, in natural state (or otherwise where there is an embankment). In other areas it will be guided by the operative development plan for the area or shoreline protection;
The distance between any property and the Lagoon shore-line shall not be less than fifty (50) metres, or as may be specified from time to time, while, in special cases and under certain conditions, development may be allowed close to the edge of, and on the lagoon for tourism and recreational development purposes;
(iii) River and Creek:
The distance between any building and river bank or creek shoreline shall not be less than fifteen (15) metres;
(iv) Gorge, Canal or Drainage:
The distance between any building and the edge of a gorge, canal or drainage if defined by concrete live channel, shall not be less than ten (10) metres to the building, or as may be specified by the relevant statutory body.