If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone. The planning system is complex and can be frustrating for investors.
Putting together a Manor House application can be extremely hard and tiring and dealing with council or certifiers can be a nightmare, not to mention the whole process can be very expensive in both time and money. Plus, we’re pretty sure, you have better things to do… That’s where we fit in!
It’s what we do, all day, everyday. With a team of 10+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, registered architect and draftsman we’re pretty good at what we do.
Narrow Rules for Compliance – Did you know that Manor House development is also covered by a state policy which has detailed rules for compliance. Many good projects get tripped up because the provisions are not understood and therefore the plans do not comply.
Fire rating standards – There are many complicated local and state legislative requirements for fire rating of Manor House. It is essential that the design of the Manor House factor in these standards. But how will you know what these standards are? How will you make sure that your chosen architect is qualified to design a Manor House that also achieves the appropriate design standards to comply with the fire rating legislation and codes?
Location – You decide to apply to council for a Manor House development in a well established suburb and within a zone that permits Manor House developments. However, the local residents form a petition to council strongly objecting to the establishment of a Manor House in their area as they are worried that it will detrimentally impact on their residential amenity and lead to a lowering of their house values. How would you address these potential issues in your development application to council? How do you demonstrate that grounds of objection to a development application will only hold legal weight if they are based on certain planning principles?
Development Standards – There are minimum standards for a Manor House to be permissible. It’s not just about zoning, lot size and width. This style of development is very much in its infancy and so a prudent understanding by a Registered Town Planner and Architect are needed to get your proposal approved. Don’t be tempted to shop around for a consultant as poor advice will likely unstick your project on these Manor Houses.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your Manor House is not an easy journey. It’s one that needs the best experience the industry has to offer. That’s why we’re here to help… We’d love to make your council approval journey for a Manor House simple and as pain-free as possible
We’ve worked on many Manor House projects and have dedicated town planners and designers that specialise in this type of development application.
You can glean from the wisdom we’ve gained from all of our past projects. 25 years of being in the industry and our 50 consecutive years of experience has taught us a few things
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