Anambra State Physical Planning Board | Services
Physical Inspection / Development Guide Control
The Board ensures best practices are followed in the course of the development of any property issued with a permit. A developer is to notify the Board or the relevant Local Planning Authority in writing of his intention to commence the construction of the building or development in respect of which he holds the permit. A duly authorized town planning officer of the Board / Authority shall inspect the site and, if satisfied, shall approve the pegging and setting – out of the building. The foundation shall not be dug until this stage of construction has been approved.
It is your responsibility as a developer to ensure that the building is certified at every specified stage of construction by a Civil / Structural Engineer registered to practice in Nigeria. The Civil/Structural Engineer shall issue a certificate Structural Stability of the building to the developer and the Certificate as issued shall be duly stamped with the particulars and registration number of the Engineer, and the same shall be filed with the Board/Authority and also be produced at the site on demand. The supervision by the Engineer referred to the above is without prejudice to the inspection of the building under construction at any stage and at any time by authorized officers of the Anambra State Physical Planning Board / relevant Local Planning Authority.
At the completion of the construction of an approved building, a Certificate of building completion and fitness for habitation duly signed by the General Manager of the Board / Executive Secretary of the Local Planning Authority must be obtained before the building would be occupied. Additionally, high rise buildings and public or institutional buildings must also obtain a Certificate of worthiness for the electrical and mechanical system from an Engineer registered to practice in Nigeria. It must be duly signed and stamped with the particulars and registration number of the Engineer and the same shall be filed with the Board / relevant Local Planning Authority.
We take steps to ensure that after the application for a building permit, every site is inspected by an authorized town planning officer of the Board/Authority to validate that the proposed development(s) shown on the building plan conforms with the provisions of the land-use zoning of the relevant areas, and with the appropriate layout plan or scheme covering the area of the proposal; or master plan or some other relevant development guide or framework approved by the Board or other authority for the area.
The height of buildings within Anambra State shall be in accordance with the height restrictions specified in Anambra State Physical Planning Board / Local Authority (Building) Regulations, 2015, or as specified in the relevant Approval Order in the case of approved layouts. These restrictions may be amended from time to time by the Board without notice.
All developments including residential, commercial, industrial, or agricultural must be done in conformity with specifications stated in the Anambra State Physical Planning Board / Local Planning Authority (Building) Regulations, 2015.
Approval/building permit shall be required for any land development. A developer shall submit a development/building plan for the approval of the Board / the Local Planning Authority. A developer (whether private or government) shall apply for development/building permit in such manner using such forms and providing such information including building plans, designs, and site analysis reports.
No development shall be commenced by any government or its agencies without obtaining approval from the Board/Local Planning Authority.
Building plan(s) shall be prepared by a registered Town Planner, registered Architect, and a registered Engineer.