As soon as a plot has been declared as building land and there is an intention to build on it, the land must be developed. Planning permission for a new building cannot be granted until development is complete. For any home-builder with a plot of land that has not previously been built on, development the first step on the way to building your own home. Depending on the location of the plot and regional regulations, development costs vary greatly. As a future home-builder, you should seek information in general about public development costs and the practices of the relevant local authority in advance to ensure you embark on the project of “building a dream home” with a good feeling. But what does developing a plot of land actually mean?
Development costs vary greatly and depend on local and regional regulations. The local authority can invoice landowners up to 90 per cent of technical development costs and up to 70 percent of public development costs in the case of work to provide road access. The value is specified in the municipal statutes.
Factors such as the location of the plot also influence development costs. For instance, if your plot is in the middle of a housing estate – e.g, a partitioned plot – some steps will not be fully applicable. The public development costs for a plot of land in the middle of existing infrastructure will be lower. The proximity of the plot to distribution centres for local supply networks will also be a factor in costs. Because long supply and drainage pipes naturally cost more.
|Type of connection
|2,000 to 3,000 euros
|2,000 to 5,000 euros
|Gas supply line