Developers don’t have a legal obligation to tell you what is in the overall structure plan or development plan of an area. Sadly, it’s up to you to do your own homework.
THE HIDDEN SECRETS YOU'LL FIND WITHIN A DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Imagine buying a block of land and later discovering that the local water authority was building a tower in your backyard? By the time you hear about it, it's too late. Had you simply asked to view the development plan of the area, you would have identified this risk early on and you would have chosen a different block of land free of the shadows from local utility facilities!
If you're buying in a new estate ask for a copy of the development plan of the area which will show which areas are earmarked for specific purposes.
Never assume, always ask.
- Natalie Stevens