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Do I need To Get Approval From The Local Council To Build a Granny Flat?

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Our Granny Flats are custom designed to effectively utilise your property. When it comes to Granny Flats its simply not a “one size fits all” We custom build Granny Flats that compliment your block and flow seamlessly with the site to maximise both space, functionality and privacy.

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A granny flat is an affordable, unique and versatile housing solution. Today many homeowners across Sydney are choosing to get this kind of structure constructed on the residential property. Not only can it be used to accommodate elderly parents, but also proves to be a good place for teenagers, older kids that are living at home or even as a hobby space.

This secondary structure is self-contained, and the accommodation can be built on any space in your yard. It has to be a separate structure and not connected to the existing property. If you want a granny flat built, you need the skills and experience that builders like us at A1 Granny Flats bring to the table.

We are the Granny Flats Sydney construction specialists that handle start to end granny flats design and build projects for our clients. One of the first things that many people ask us when they are considering getting this feature constructed is whether they would need Council approval to build their granny flat.

Local Council Approval for Granny Flat

About Council Approvals for Granny Flats

When you are getting any additional structure built on your property, there are some technicalities which come into view. Only a credible granny flats Sydney builder like us would be able to provide you with accurate and updated information about these requirements. Apart from the granny flats design, there are certain approvals that you would need to get from the local council

The local council/a credited certifier has the authority to approve a granny flat. You still need to make sure that the structure complies with local development regulations. The certification can be obtained without you needing to file a development application. However, the granny flat has to be compliant with the Affordable Rental Housing Act. Various aspects need to be kept in view while constructing Granny Flats Sydney such as:

  • Will it be used as a secondary residential structure?
  • The state and local rules related to the construction of granny flats
  • Whether it complies with the SEPP (State Environmental Planning Policy), standards for developing a secondary dwelling

Facts about Granny Flats Approvals

When you put in your request with the local council for the construction of a granny flat, they will keep all of these aspects in view. This structure needs to be built adjacent to a primary structure on the property. It has to be built on the same plot where the primary dwelling is. When you are lodging the granny flat application with the local council, you need to complete the Complying Development Certificate for the CDC which you can get from an accredited certified or the local council. Once it is determined that it is compliant, you would have to lodge a standard application with them.

For superior customised granny flats in Sydney, and more information about our granny flats designs and other services, feel free to call A1 Granny Flats at 1300 941 037

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