Last week I spoke about planningalerts.org.au
It’s a service that helps you identify local planning applications being processed. So I signed up for a property of mine to receive the alerts so I know of any local new planning applications for property.
This (pictured) is what I received. A quick map + street view plus a further link to see what is proposed for the property in more detail.
This is a great service. I suspect that most people will sign up for their own homes – that way they can see anything come up that might pose a threat or an opportunity near their property.
The two quick things that I think services like this will do are:
1. Arm buyers with more local planning information. If someone is selling a property because of some development close by that might disrupt the value of the property – I think more buyers will be aware of these.
2. It may actually force more objections by residents close by. I’d like to say that it would cause less but my feeling is that because a greater amount of people will have this information, it might mean more and more people questing the proposed works.