What is a planning permit and Process?

A planning permit is a legal document that allows you to use or develop a specified area of land. Its purpose is to protect you and ensure everything is carried out above board.

The permit maps out the conditions of use that must be followed, plus a set of plans. Building regulations and codes must be met to construct any type of structure, no matter its size. If your design falls outside any of the required codes, then you will need to apply for approval from the council. There may be penalties if you don’t adhere to the conditions that are outlined in your approval permit.

The planning permit process

Preparing for application

When preparing to apply, it’s best to speak to your builder and local council planning department to get as much information as you can. They can help guide you through the process and let you know if your application is likely to be accepted.

You may also need to engage other professionals to prepare reports that can assist with your application.


The planning permit application is submitted to your local council, outlining the intent of the project and the overall design. Drawings are often required during this stage to give the council a better idea of how the land will be used.

Council and Community Review

Once the application has been submitted, the council reviews it. It is also advertised publicly for 14 days so that neighbours and those in the local area can see it. They can object if they think the development will impact negatively on their property or the local area. Reasons for objections could include concerns around privacy, safety and traffic.

At Armaan Homes we have provided our clients with the finest residential building and construction services in southeast Melbourne. We are well-versed in the planning permit requirements of many local councils and can guide you through the process from start to finish.

Contact with our expert team today and start planning your dream home

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Reach new heights with a beautiful high ceiling

High ceilings in a family home create a feeling of space, opulence and grandeur. There is an unmistakable impression of expansiveness in a room with high ceilings, especially when you look out to the trifecta of open spaces – the dining, living and kitchen areas.

For homeowners, high or raked ceilings are a popular choice, but many home builders will sacrifice ceiling heights to save on costs – high ceilings mean more materials and more labour. But with Plantation Homes, we go higher than standard to give you a home you’ll love to live in, filled with natural light and airflow.

What is the Australian standard ceiling height?

According to the National Construction Code, the standard ceiling height for residential buildings is generally 2400mm for habitable rooms such as living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens.

Changes in architectural trends have made raked ceilings and ceiling heights of up to 2700mm (2.7 metres) at their highest point more common as owners seek to create more space and grandeur in their homes.

on March 15, 2024, 9:28 AM

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