The District Council of Moka is responsible for orderly development within the Moka District Council area and as such receives, process and delivers permits for all development.
The Local Government Act 2011 has streamlined procedures for the issue of permits. Consequently, the procedures for processing development proposals and been considerably simplified. The Development and Building Permits formerly issued under the Town and Country Planning Act 1954 and Building Act 1919 have been replaced by a single permit known as the ‘Building and Landuse permit’ (BLP).
Section 117(7) of the Local Government Act 2011 has imposed a legal obligation on the Council to issue a permit within 14 days.
Building and Landuse Permit (BLP).
A BLP is required for the carrying of any of the following development, namely:
- Construction of new residential, commercial, industrial buildings;
- Extension/renovation to existing buildings
- Change of use of a building from one cluster to another; and
- Land development comprising of division in kind among heirs and excision of land.
Local Authorities are now processing and issuing permits within 14 days from the date of application.