Residential drafting services company discuss what happens once a DA is lodged
As a leading residential drafting company in Sydney, one of the most popular question we get from clients is “what happens once a DA is lodged”. Well let’s discuss it here today.
Generally, once a Development Application is lodged to council, the process is something like this:
A. Your DA is placed on public exhibition. The purpose of this is to allow people, including neighbours, locals and or local businesses to take a look at your proposed development plans and raise any concerns that they may have.
B. Next, Council will then assess your Development Application against the relevant controls, including State Environmental Planning Policies, Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans.
C. Upon this review, if for some reason your Development Application fails to comply with one or some of the outlined controls, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your application will be refused. Council will then undertake a merit assessment to decide whether the positives of your approval outweigh the negatives, taking into consideration a whole lot of factors.
D. Following these reviews, if your Development Application is successful, you will then be granted what is called “development consent”. There may be some conditions of this consent imposed, such as works that must be carried out before occupation or materials that can be used.
E. If for some reason your Development Application is unsuccessful, you can then request for council to review their findings or you may have to lodge an appeal at the Land and Environment Court.
During the entire process, our residential drafting team in Sydney will keep you up to date with any communication coming through, making sure we do what we need to do, for you our client, to get the best result for you and your home.
To get your Development Application started, or to find out how our residential drafting services across Sydney can help, speak with Go Design Solutions today.