Shrouded in fear and mystique the French Planning Permission procedure has produced many problems for Ex Pats and holiday home owners over the years.
However, if done correctly and in good time there is no reason it isn't a quick and straightforward foray into French beurocracy. We can ensure that you have a smooth ride through the whole process.
The normal delays in treating your planning application does vary with the project. Our service takes from 7 to 14 days. You then hand the whole dossier to your mayor: from that point you could have a successful response in less than a month. However, if there are complications (Regional park, Historic monument etc) there will almost certainly be a delay. That can be from 1 to several months.
We take care of the plans, 3D views, the paperwork in French, the calculations etc etc. All you need to do is sign it and hand it to your Mayor. Our service includes all follow up work if there is any. We can handle any contact with your Mairie or the planning authorities and translaet all the documents they may send. No extra charge is made for this.
As with all things French : the devil is in the detail !
Available for :
Permis de Construire
Permis de Demolir
Historic Monument locations
Regional & National Parks
Septic tank requirements*
The Planning Application
Preparation is key and ensuring that you understand completely what you wish to achieve, and how that will impact on your future use of the house plus what will be allowed and accepted, will ensure you get the permission granted quickly and without fuss.
Current regulations in France concerning planning permissions are more complex than ever before. The heating/ energy regulations RT2012 are in full force and add extra paperwork and design requirements for all New Builds, Extensions and most Renovations.
We can advise you on these regulations and we also have an RT2012 paperwork service if your Permis requires it.
The current Permis de Construire also requires a description of your current Drainage and Sewage system. If this system does not conform to the 2009 and 2012 regulations then you must submit an Application with the Permis to SPANC, the department that deals with Drainage Conformity. We have many years experience with this system and have many drainage options available, from the traditional Fosse septiques to the new Micro Station d'Eurpations. See the SPANC link to the right to see how we can help you here.
Service Permis de Construire
The Planning forms completed in French
All Plans as required,
All 3D views, before ∓ after
All Section views, Ventilation etc
Cadastre plans and information
Photo sheet & descriptions
Price : 489 €
Plerase enquire for over 170m²
Site visits if required
Full Print & Send service
* an additional fee applies for the options. See +Info