A Planning Permit is a legal document that gives permission for a use or development on a particular piece of land. To obtain a permit, an application must be made to Council's Planning Department. If Council agrees with the proposal, it will grant a planning permit with written conditions, and usually endorsed plans, that show what is to be built and how the land can be used.
Successful applicants must satisfy all the conditions on a planning permit and comply with the endorsed plans. Any changes to approved plans and permit conditions must be approved by Council. If changes are more than minor, Council may require a new planning permit application be processed for consideration.
Before you submit a detailed application for a planning permit you are encouraged to discuss your proposal with Planning Department staff who can advise you about whether or not an application is required and what information and/or documentation will need to be supplied.