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Zoning term dictionary help (forwarded)

Dan

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(Email recieved from hanak (at) fanet.fa.cvut.cz)

Excuse me for this strange letter. I am working on an English - Czech Dictionary of Architecture and I would like to use there not only the
United Kingdom terms but also the American as well. Could you or your colleague help me with these terms?:
UK USA
planning permission
outline planning permission
full planning permission
building permission

I will be very gratefull for any (partial) REPLY.

Faithfully
Milan Hanak
Faculty of Architecture
Czech Technical University in Prague
 

Dan

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This is how I responded ...

> - planning permission

Several terms in the US and Canada --

"Zoning approval," "planning approval," "site plan approval" -- approval of a project by a planning agency, either through administrative review (without review and approval by a quasi-judicial board like a Planning Commission) or with the majority vote of the Planning Commission. (The types of projects that are approved either administratively, or by a Planning Commission, vary depending on the municipality.)

"Special review approval," "special use approval" -- many zoning codes define "special uses" that are permitted in a zoning district, but only with the approval of the municipality's Planning Commission.

> - outline planning permission

I don't know what this means.

> - full planning permission

Hmmm ... can you describe this a bit more?

> - building permission

"Building permit approval." If a building or structure is completed to the building inspector's satisfaction, a "certificate of occupancy" is issued.

I believe other English-speaking countries with a zoning-based land use system (Australia, South Africa, New Zealand) use some of the terms too. Of course, the UK will be different -- I'm not familiar with their terminology.
 

planasaurus

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You may want to try doing a search at www.municode.com. You can search many ordinances at once for these terms. however, I don't think that they are used very much in the U.S. perhaps the word permission has another translation? Approval?
 
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