The Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) has revealed that planning permits will be issued to applicants within ten working days.
The General Manager of LASPPPA, Kehinde Osinaike disclosed this in a statement on Monday while handing over a planning permit to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prestigious Homes Limited, Mr Akintola Oladejo, for the development of his proposed building project at Banana Island.
Osinaike reiterated the agency’s commitment to carry out the processing of applications for Planning Permits within the stipulated time frame.
However, the LASPPPA GM noted that the ten working days would only be possible if applicants provided all necessary documents required for the processing at the start of their registration.
“The permit was processed within four working days by the Eti-Osa District Office of LASPPPA,” Osinaike said.
“Voluntary compliance to physical planning permit laws comes with considerable benefits such as saving time that would have been used in coming to resolve issues when sanctions are imposed on non-conforming properties.”
According to him, this saves applicants the psychological trauma experienced when properties without planning permits are sealed up by the authorities.
Osinaike further explained that voluntary compliance also saves costs that would have gone into the payment of penal fees when such are imposed for noncompliance.