Property
Hastening development approval process
V Sanjugtha | 02 Aug 2019 00:30
The architect fraternity is seeking a forum with the local councils and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. It wants to put forth its proposal to cut down the time for drawings to be approved and permits issued, in commercial as well as residential developments.

At present, it takes months for architects to obtain approval from the councils for their building plans. Ideally, a target of 37-39 days has been ascertained as the benchmark for the approval process but consultants submitting the plans claim it takes much longer.

In the two-stage submission process, a consultant, usually the architect designing the building will first submit the plans to obtain a Planning Permission (PP) or Kebenaran Merancang (KM) which generally allows the development to be carried out on the designated land.

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