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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:34 am

I'd like some ideas on whether my plan is feasible.

Would I need planning permission to build a little church on a bit of land that's going to be difficult to build much else on? I think it might be classified as forest land.

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Postby B25 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:45 am

You would be building it illegally.
Forest land is something like 1% anyway.
Bottom line you need permission. If no one complains during construction you may get away with not being stopped, but what will you do for electric and water?
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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:54 am

B25 wrote:You would be building it illegally.
Forest land is something like 1% anyway.
Bottom line you need permission. If no one complains during construction you may get away with not being stopped, but what will you do for electric and water?


The plot is about 600 square metres so 1% won't do it. Is building 'illegally' still possible? I'm sure no one will complain if it's going to be a Church. :)

I won't need electricity :idea: -----> candles!
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Re: My little Church.

Postby B25 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:58 am

Sure, anything is possible in Cyprus.
To be a proper church you will need the archbishops blessing or whatever they do, otherwise it'll just be a building in the form of a church. Does the plot have road access??
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Postby B25 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:01 am

Why not soeak to the church, if you offer to donate it they may be able to help!!!!!
Who's paying for construction???
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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:07 am

B25 wrote:Sure, anything is possible in Cyprus.
To be a proper church you will need the archbishops blessing or whatever they do, otherwise it'll just be a building in the form of a church. Does the plot have road access??


It's got a designated track (it's on the land registry plan) that passes on its edge but it's only a dirt track at the moment. I might be happy to keep it that way. Alternatively, maybe, have it tarmacked back to the main road (maybe about 700 metre length) - it would need a little bridge as a stream passes through in winter.

I don't mind seeking a blessing from the Archbishop - after it's built, though. It's just that, from experience, I find that the more people I involve before embarking on an idea the more likely they are to thwart my plans.
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Re: My little Church.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:12 am

B25 wrote:Why not soeak to the church, if you offer to donate it they may be able to help!!!!!
Who's paying for construction???


I would consider donating it to the church but might prefer to keep it in the family. I want to dedicate it to my mum and dad - so, it's personal.

I don't think it would cost that much to build - I want it fairly simple - maybe, 3 rooms/chambers. Stone and timber with lots of stained glass windows - one large one that opens out for views to the sea.
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Re: My little Church.

Postby Get Real! » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:48 am

You can actually buy pre-built mini churches that are delivered and positioned wherever you like on your land via a telescopic crane. They are large enough to fit around 6 people, considered personal and no licensing required.
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Re: My little Church.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:58 am

Get Real! wrote:You can actually buy pre-built mini churches that are delivered and positioned wherever you like on your land via a telescopic crane. They are large enough to fit around 6 people, considered personal and no licensing required.


Hmm. Another shed. What's the largest you can get in one of those that still doesn't require planning?

Problem is, I can see myself wanting to live in the church maybe in around 10 years time - for sanctity, reclusiveness and to become a bit nun-like, with a goat and some chickens - if hubby still wants to watch football and stays living in the big house (which we still haven't bought/built :? ). I want to fill it with my collection of icons and some church relics. I can see it would draw me in - initially staying there for a day or two for some peace.
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Re: My little Church.

Postby Get Real! » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:43 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Get Real! wrote:You can actually buy pre-built mini churches that are delivered and positioned wherever you like on your land via a telescopic crane. They are large enough to fit around 6 people, considered personal and no licensing required.


Hmm. Another shed. What's the largest you can get in one of those that still doesn't require planning?

Problem is, I can see myself wanting to live in the church maybe in around 10 years time - for sanctity, reclusiveness and to become a bit nun-like, with a goat and some chickens - if hubby still wants to watch football and stays living in the big house (which we still haven't bought/built :? ). I want to fill it with my collection of icons and some church relics. I can see it would draw me in - initially staying there for a day or two for some peace.

:? :lol: Yes, they're shed size but very cute. I had no idea you wanted to live in it so I guess these won’t do, sister Oracle... :)
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