Preparation of the planning dossier
This includes all application forms, relevant plans & scale drawings, photographs, explanation of the project, details of the land with any proposed changes to access, septic tank installations, etc. A typical dossier comprises between 10 and 25 pages of drawings, site plans and ancillary documentation. We prepare the full dossier for you so all you have to do is sign it prior to presentation.
Presentation to the local Mairie
The dossier must be delivered to your local Mairie (town hall) in the first instance, as they keep track of it and issue the receipt. We will carry this out for you and ensure that a signed & dated receipt is provided.
Presentation to the Planning Authority
The planning authority responsible for dealing with applications varies from area to area. Your dossier will be sent to the appropriate local authority by your local Mairie. Once a decision has been reached, the result will be sent back to your local Mairie, who will let you know the outcome. If there are any queries prior to a decision being reached (missing documents, additional information or clarification needed, etc.) the planning authority will ask you to supply the items or information required. Again, this must be delivered to the Mairie within specified time limits. Failure to do so will mean your application will be cancelled automatically.
Once approval has been received you may begin work, but only after you have advised the Mairie that you are doing so and only after a planning 'panneau' has been erected at the site of the project.
At all stages of this process we will be available with help and assistance to ensure your application is handled smoothly.