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Exempt and complying development is defined in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP).

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You can, but you need to be careful in how you go about it.

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We have dealt with planning principles in some detail in our article on view loss and the right to a view. You can click here to read that article.

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Characterisation refers to the process of properly defining a use (or ‘development’) that is, or is intended to be, carried out.

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If you are unhappy with the determination of council in relation to your development application, you can appeal that decision under section 97 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act).

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Unfortunately, not. No one has a right to a view to be maintained for their property indefinitely.

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No, not always.

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Basically, if at any point in the course of your development you need a certificate, like a construction certificate or a complying development certificate, you need a certifier.

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Yes. A person who considers that there are planning grounds for not approving a development, may raise an objection.

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What is a Construction Certificate?

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