We have taken time to simplify this process on a step by step basis and advise on documents required
STEP 1- ADVERTISEMENT
A public notice regarding the proposed change of user should be placed in the classified section in two daily newspapers, inviting objections from the public within a period of not less than fourteen (14) days.
A site notice will also be placed on the site indicating intention to change its use within the same duration.
STEP 2- COLLATING APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Filling of the Application form known as the PPA 1 form;
A Planning brief/report for the site must be prepared by the physical planner. The process of preparing and implementing a planning brief/report provides a framework for collecting information about the site, and investigating and evaluating different interests in it. The brief will explain why the change of use is in line with the policy and why it will not have any negative effects on the land and the neighboring properties.
A recent search of the property from the Lands registry
Ownership document (Title Deeds)
Comprehensive Location/Survey Plan
Proof of advertisement of proposal on two local dailies and on site
Latest Rates payment receipts
STEP 3- PAYMENT AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
The requisite fee will be paid to the respective County Governments and the receipt annexed to the planning brief/report prepared by the physical planner
The brief will then be submitted to the County Government’s Department of Physical Planning for approval.
STEP 4- REVIEW AND APPROVAL
The County Government then receives submissions from the general public on any opposition to the change of use. This process could take up to 14 working days:- 8. The County Government will then review the Change of Use proposal/brief with the public objections received if any and will pass a resolution, recording reasons, regarding its consideration or non-consideration for the change. This process takes a minimum of 20 days and could extend depending on the requirements the County Government wants fulfilled
The authority shall, if it finds that the changes sought are relevant to planning principles and are in the public interest and are not in contravention to any other statute, give approval for the same by issuing a PPA2 form.
The process is likely to take at best one month and at worst two months upon application and submission.