If you wish to erect a structure of any sort then this might be of interest: it is a power point guide to planning laws and applications, on the Govermment website.http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/moi.nsf/all/40D9E8853DB716EFC2257B360024E3F4/$file/STREETS%20AND%20BUILDINGS%20LAW%20AND%20REGULATION%20PRESENTATION%2022-3-2013.pptx?openelement
1) There will be an area Development plan of some sort defining permitted land use and development
2) Two applications must be made and permits must be obtained before building can start
a) an application to and permit from the competent Planning Authority, which should assess whether the proposed development is compatible with the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Legislation, the provisions of the relevant published Development Plan and any other material consideration.
b) After the issuing of the planning permit, an application needs to be submitted to the designated Building Authority, and after its examination a building permit is granted.Applications for a building permit should in general be in conformity with the planning permit and the conditions included in the permit and the provisions of the Streets and Buildings Regulation Law and relevant Regulations, and the Building Authority.
Every such application is accompanied by the following documents:
The title deed of the land that will be the building site,
A site plan of the largest scale Government Survey Plan showing:
-The boundaries of the building site,
-The outline of the proposed building or the alteration or addition to any existing building in relation to those boundaries,
-The legal access to the plot,
-The area of the plot and the area covered by existing buildings and proposed buildings,
The Planning Permit, including the relevant conditions and the approved architectural plans,
Structural Drawings and Calculations,
Plans and Calculations for the electrical system of the building,
Plans and Calculations for the mechanical installations of the building,
Sewage Plans and details,
Other documents related to the authorization of the professional who is responsible for the design and the supervision of the building works on site,(see below)
Energy Efficiency Certificate and calculations.
The Local Authority has the right to impose terms to ensure that the proposed building is fit for the proposed use. These terms may concern eg. the sufficient provision of water, electricity, safety of disable people, the safety of mechanical and electrical installation, fire safety.
3) any building permit issued must not be materialized until the Local Authority is satisfied that the owner of the building has appointed a supervising engineer. The owner should also satisfied the Local Authority that the supervising engineer has been informed of the commencement of the works.
- The supervising engineer must ensure that no construction begins or is executed prior to the issue of a building permit.
- The supervising engineer must supervise all the stages of the works until the project is completed.
4) upon completion of the works and before the use of the building a Certificate of Approval must be issued by the Local Authority. The use of the building before the issue of the certificate is illegal
5) If the property developer has built illegally, the authorities have the power to issue a 'Demolition Order' requiring the illegal building to be pulled down!
If you wish to build legally then good luck getting permission.