Building Plans & Town Planning
WHO HAS TO SUBMIT BUILDING PLANS?
The short answer is everyone. Any new building and any alteration that adds on to or changes the structure of an existing building must go to the City’s (Planning) Development Management Department for approval. In addition, if a property (or any part of that property) is over 60 years old, heritage approval is required from the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority of Gauteng (PHRAG),
Please read PRABOA’s guidelines for work to Parkhurst properties for further information:
PRABOA PLAN SUBMISSION
All plans must be submitted to PRABOA’s Architecture and Town Planning Committee for comment before submission to PHRA-G and Council. A site visit is usually required.
Plans are reviewed by committee every two weeks. Next meetings will take place on
- 4 & 18 June
- 2, 16 & 30 July
- 13 & 27 August
- 10 & 23 September
- 15 & 29 October
- 12 & 26 November
- 10 December
Please respect the fact that committee members are volunteers who also run their own architecture practices. Requests for expedited review of plans cannot therefore be accommodated.
From April 1st 2019 an administrative fee of R 1000 to review building plan applications is applicable. Please email the payment confirmation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Praboa bank details are:
Account name: Praboa
Standard Bank Rosebank (004205)
Account number: 422263346
Please do not start any construction work before you have all local authority and heritage permissions in place. A stop order from PHRA-G or the Council building inspectors is costly and unpleasant. PRABOA cooperates with the building inspectors in the community interest and may notify them of any construction activity.
If you’ve chosen to build without having your plans approved, a building inspector is entitled to enter your property and order construction to stop immediately. He could increase your rates (by up to 10 times) until plans are approved or even obtain a court order for the structure to be demolished, at your expense. You would be liable for legal costs and in serious cases, you could be fined or sent to prison.