Terms of negotiations about construction permit may be reduced when Urban Development Code adopted
Kyiv. September 10, 2010
According to Anatolii Chebukin, Senior Associate of Volkov Koziakov & Partners, implementation of the governmental project on reduction of the term of preparation of construction permits from 475 to 60 days is expected when the Urban Development Code is adopted. This will become a solution to simplify the issuing procedure of such permits locally.
“This project (the Urban Development Code – Interfax-Ukraine) envisages the harmonizing mechanism for regional and local construction rules, including the terms of negotiations about construction permits”, - Mr. Chebukin revealed to Interfax-Ukraine commenting Sergii Tigipko’s, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, construction projects.
As the lawyer stated, the draft Urban Development Code of Ukraine being currently considered by the Parliament of Ukraine is designed to codify the urban development & architecture legislation.
For instance, as set forth in the draft code, regional construction rules are based on typical regional construction rules approved by central executive government authority for construction, urban development and architecture issues. In the meantime, procedures envisaged by local construction rules must comply with regional construction rules and laws of Ukraine.
As Mr. Chebukin revealed to Interfax Agency, regulation of issuing procedure of permits refers to the Law of Ukraine On Permit System in Economic Sector and Other Legislation. This will definitely establish the unified time period of negotiations about permit for all urban development entities.
The lawyer believes that this scheme will allow avoiding difficulties in implementation of the governmental projects and harmonizing regulatory acts of constructing communities with further changes in the national legislation.
Reportedly, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intends to reduce the term of preparation of construction permits from 475 to 60 days.
According to Sergii Tigipko, the working group has been organized in the government. The group is developing the corresponding normative documents referring to the Baltic countries’ experience.
Previously the Parliament used the draft Urban Development Code as the basis for the instrument. This document regulates the valuation, architect and construction issues concerning also the rules of draft documents approval, construction and putting objects into operation.