Do I need council approval to build a shade sail?
If you’re planning on getting a shade sail for your business, it is important to consider the council approval and planning permissions you’ll need. Your local council will have rules surrounding development approvals in your area. Whether you need council permission for your shade sails and what kind you need is dependent on a range of factors. These include your type of business and the design, size and placement of your potential sail. If you don’t gain the appropriate permissions your council could demand you remove it, or it could cause more trouble later on.