Constructed buildings must be permanent, safe, aesthetically pleasing, environmentally-friendly and accessible for the functionally impaired.
Why do you need planning permission?
In most cases planning permission is a statutory requirement. If you start a construction project without one you may have to pay a penalty fine.
Before applying for planning permission
You should start by finding out what kind of construction work is permissible on the intended site. If a piece of land is inside a local detailed planning area there are established regulations to follow. If it is outside such an area, Södertälje Municipality's general plan from 2004 is the guideline. Inside local detailed planning areas you also need to apply for a demolition permit before commencing any demolition work.
Tentative approval (location appraisal) and shore protection
If you intend to build a whole new house outside a local detailed planning area or on a piece of parcelled land, you need to apply for tentative approval, also known as a location appraisal.
If you wish to build on a shore protection area, you may need to apply for dispensation from the shore protection requirement.
In your building permit application you specify how your project will be conducted technically and verify its compliance with community requirements as set forth in the Swedish Board of Housing, Building and Planning's construction regulations.
In the headings in the left column you will find more information about how to fill out a planning permission application and how to get in touch with a planning applications officer.