Friday, 23/5/2014 - 12:27pm
The Abu Dhabi Urban PlanDing Council (UPC) bas announced changes to the expiry period for approvals on construction projects. The time limits apply retrospectively. with project approvals issued before August 30, 2012 due to expire on August 30 this year and master plan approvals issued before this date due to expire on August 30. 2015.
The new expiry limits are two years from issuance date for projects such as single buildings or multiple buildings with connected podium. The expiry limits for master plans including separated multiple buildings, or road networks are three years from the issuance date.
Changes to the expiry period for approvals on construction projects apply as per a resolution passed by the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. For projects and master plans where construction and building permits have been obtained and construction has commenced, planning approvals issued by the UPC shall remain valid.
In circumstances where an approval is due to expire and permitting is not complete (or municipality permits have expired and not been renewl!d) or construction has not commenced, applicants including developers and their consultants should contact the UPC Development Review to determine the validity of their approval.