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Lagos reviews building approval duration

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By Okwy Iroegbu­Chikezie

 

Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) has reduced the period of obtaining provisional building approval from two years to nine months.

The reduction, General Manager of LASPPPA,  Kehinde Osinaike said, becomes necessary to address the rate of non-compliance with the of terms of agreement in presenting registered Statutory Title Documents  for Approval.

According to him, LASPPPA has over the years observed that 99 per cent of applicants granted provisional permits do not return to the agency with their title document to obtain final Planning Permit Approvals.

 

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“To this end, it has been found necessary to bring to the notice of owners and developers that henceforth the grace period stipulated between the time of obtaining provisional building approval based on the presentation of proof of Land ownership documents and the presentation of Registered Statutory Title Documents for final approvals has been reduced to nine months from two years.

“Also, a maximum of three months grace has been approved for all applicants with pending provisional permits that are yet to be finalised to present their titled documents to LASPPPA and obtain their final approvals  (within these three months)  or have their provisional permits withdrawn.”

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