How to Process Building Plan in Lagos
By YINKA KOLAWOLE
A building plan is a graphical representation of what a building will look like after construction, used by builders and contractors to construct buildings of all kinds. Building plans are also useful when it comes to estimating how much a project will cost, and preparing project budgets. In most countries, including Nigeria, it is customary to obtain a permit or approval from appropriate authorities. A building plan approval is necessary before construction can commence.
This is to ensure that building complies with building laws and codes and to prevent people from just constructing as they deem fit. According to a report by Nigeria Real Estate Hub (NREH), the first thing to do when you want to commence construction in Lagos is to obtain a development permit from the Lagos State Physical Planning and Development Authority (LASPPDA), a parastatal under the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.