hub.brussels Our services Planning permit: business consulting

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or already established? Do you have questions about town planning in Brussels? Do you need to apply for a planning permit? We are here to guide you.

What is a planning permit?

A planning permit is approval for a building relating to its use, outer appearance, supporting structures, etc. Some types of land use are also covered by a planning permit.

Before starting a project, you need to find out whether it requires a new planning permit for any particular activities or work (e.g. construction, demolition, change of use, felling a tall tree, significant change to relief of the ground, erecting a sign, chimney or window pane, replacing a bay window).

What help can the hub.brussels team provide?

Our team provide personalised, free and confidential support to companies in Brussels, for issues relating to town planning in the Brussels-Capital region:

  • we inform you of your obligations related to town planning regulations
  • we determine whether your project is practical and whether you need a planning permit
  • we support you in preparing your application and accompanying documents
  • we help you understand the decisions made by administrative authorities

The different stages of preparing your application in three explanatory videos

They benefited from this service...

Social laundry project in Anderlecht

Caroline Pickett

Social laundry project in Anderlecht

Finding oneself in the maze of permit applications required to launch an economic activity is sometimes a real obstacle course. Thanks to hub.brussels and my advisor, I was able to submit my permit applications in a timely manner. Their expertise, availability and pro-activity were indispensable to me to successfully complete my project.

  • Video 1 – The application form and the explanatory statement
  • Video 2 – Plans
  • Video 3 – Other documents

What are the conditions for benefiting from this support?

The expert advice provided is restricted to companies

  • operating within Brussels
  • or those planning to launch a company there
  • provided that it is not related to accommodation

We do not provide support for planning permits requesting;

  • legalisation of an offence committed by the entrepreneur.
  • external changes (e.g. signs, painting of façades, blinds, shop windows, window panes,chimneys, compressors, fans).
  • change of use/location to a company with less than 500 m²

Would you like to prepare your application yourself? Find the relevant documents on the 1819 website!

Still have questions about the planning permit for your company? Contact us!

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