Our lovely Margaret writes in: "Janne spoke with Per this morning. According to Per, the 'new-builders map' should be finished by the 15th of March and then that map will be handed over to Per, and that's when he starts the building permission process. Janne asked if he could get a preliminary (oral) permit and Per said maybe in May.
Probably better news is that Tony reports that the Värmdö paper just ran a big scathing article on how bloody long these applications are taking and it's unacceptable. Apparently the office attached has responded that they are working on a way to get the waiting time down to 1 month.
Fingers crossed, by the end of May, you'll be ready to build."
That gives me a while to get myself into concrete-hauling shape!