We have been waiting for the local authorities to approve the building of our retirement home by the sea.
We didn’t want to have any issues with the approvals. So:-
We researched, we planned. We read. We asked Questions.
Plans were drawn. Colour selections made.
After changing my mind a hundred times adding and deleting – we had our final plans ready for submission to the local Authority.
And we waited.
Did we get approval to go -ahead?
No, Not at first.
- The steel design had to be altered slightly. This resulted in one bedroom (a spare one), being reduced in width by 15 mm.
- The Developers wanted the fence posts to be thicker and heavier. After all, we have a secondary lane frontage and heaven forbid someone not have a matching fence post!
- The worst part – we had to re-site the whole house – moving it towards one boundary 350mm – just over one foot!
No matter how thorough you try to be – there are so many different rules and regulations, some by the Local Authority and some by the Land developer. And they aren’t the same.
Early last week, we were finally granted full approval to go ahead with the build! Yay!
The builders have begun to make their presence known. A temporary fence and Portable Toilet are on site. They are ready to go!
Things will progress fairly quickly. They seem rather keen.
Have you built a house and experienced delays or issues? This is all new to me.
I have started a new blog to chart the building process and progress, which you can find at: