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How to complain about a new build?



I have noticed near my crib that the long metal poles with the red/pink stickers showing the height of a new build have recently been erected.

Luckily it will not block my view of the lake, but my neighbour will 100% lose out.

I was wondering if these poles are purely a pre-emptive move so that residents in the area can clearly see how tall the new build will be so that they can complain to the gemeinde or if planning permission has already been granted and its for the builders??


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I was wondering if these poles are purely a pre-emptive move so that residents in the area can clearly see how tall the new build will be so that they can complain to the gemeinde or if planning permission has already been granted and its for the builders??


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This, I believe.
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I was wondering if these poles are purely a pre-emptive move so that residents in the area can clearly see how tall the new build will be so that they can complain to the gemeinde or if planning permission has already been granted and its for the builders??


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The former. We've got some near us that have been up for two years because neighbours have said the new buildings are going to be too high and it's in dispute.
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The former. We've got some near us that have been up for two years because neighbours have said the new buildings are going to be too high and it's in dispute.

2 years......crazy.

I am going to ask my neighbour tomorrow if he wants me to complain as well. There are not alot of houses around us, so i think in total probably only 5 people will get the 'do you want to complain letter'.

Should keep him sweet for a while

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Re: How to complain about a new build?

Hello,

Concerning a future new building, if it does stick to the local rules and regulations you can't do anything...... you can complain but the Commune/Gemeinde will cancel your oppositions as it has no value...

Hope you'll save the view ;-)

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Old 14.02.2012, 16:03
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Hello,

Concerning a future new building, if it does stick to the local rules and regulations you can't do anything...... you can complain but the Commune/Gemeinde will cancel your oppositions as it has no value...

Hope you'll save the view ;-)

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What you say doesn't make sense.

If complaining was always turned down, why bother with the poles at all?

It's not up to the neighbours to confirm whether something conforms to the rules and regulations - that's the job of the Gemeinde planning office and they don't need poles as they'll have accurate plans.
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What you say doesn't make sense.

If complaining was always turned down, why bother with the poles at all?
Information. A lawyer working for you might be able to find a loophole since even planning officers are not infallible. However the previous poster is correct - if all the regulations are met, you're stuffed. Losing your view or loss of value your house as a result are not grounds for opposition, sadly
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Re: How to complain about a new build?

We had a planned new build on an empty plot in front of our house. Our landlord collected all possible signatures, plus found that the planned build is off 12cm for the radius of the garage driveway (meaning in one place it was 12cm shorter than standard requirement). I have no idea if it was impossible to change, but the plot sits empty for more than 2 years already and I heard the guy is trying to sell it.
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We had a planned new build on an empty plot in front of our house. Our landlord collected all possible signatures, plus found that the planned build is off 12cm for the radius of the garage driveway (meaning in one place it was 12cm shorter than standard requirement). I have no idea if it was impossible to change, but the plot sits empty for more than 2 years already and I heard the guy is trying to sell it.
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Wow! There's a radius for a driveway? Wish someone had known that when our house was built in 1950. Our neighbour's right of way cuts across our very short (just car length) driveway (his house is younger than ours) and we have to park the car sideways to the garage otherwise so he has access as garage is still full of stuff from recent move.
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Re: How to complain about a new build?

All planning applications go out for public enquiry, which is when you see the poles which give the outline of the future building. You can go and inspect the plans in your local town hall.
Basically if the plans respect the local building regulations, there's not a lot you can do about it (and a lost view won't gather you a lot of sympathy). Sending in objections for the sake of it, might gain you a little time, but not much else.
That being said, if a constructive objection comes in, the local authorities may attempt to initiate conciliation between all the parties and that may even include slight bending of the building regulations. After all, if moving a wall 30 cm to the right makes everyone happy, there's a good chance that might get through.
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Re: How to complain about a new build?

Is there a central resource where one can find out about new building plans in canton ZH? I am looking at a house and am a little concerned about the nice green space on front of it?
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Old 26.06.2013, 16:28
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Re: How to complain about a new build?

You go to the Gemeinde with the new house and ask them.
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Wow! There's a radius for a driveway? Wish someone had known that when our house was built in 1950. Our neighbour's right of way cuts across our very short (just car length) driveway (his house is younger than ours) and we have to park the car sideways to the garage otherwise so he has access as garage is still full of stuff from recent move.
A right of way was 'agreed' at some point, by the owners of both pieces of land , possibly the same person. That's how you get round distances between buildings.
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Is there a central resource where one can find out about new building plans in canton ZH? I am looking at a house and am a little concerned about the nice green space on front of it?
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You go to the Gemeinde with the new house and ask them.
Specifically, the Bauamt at your Gemeinde is where you likely would want to go.

I have some rotten wooden poles by the place where my apartment. They've been there for years and years. There is a fusspot in the building who is tasked with fighting the permission for this construction and she's doing a good job!!
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