Planning/urbanisation/building consent

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1.    Explain briefly what official permissions are needed in relation to buildings, and what authority grants them. Is permission needed for:

  • The erection of a building – Yes
  • The alteration of a building – Yes
  • The detailed design of a building – Yes
  •  The materials and method of construction – Yes
  • The demolition of a building – Yes

Generally speaking, the competence in the field of urban planning is up to local municipalities.

2.    Are buildings of a certain age exempt from any of these requirements?

Buildings of a certain age are not exempt from any of these requirements.

3.    Is official permission needed for the use to which land or buildings are put?

Yes, this is a matter for the local authority in which the building/land is located.

4.    How does one discover whether the necessary permissions exist? Is it recorded in the land register, cadastre or some other register?

The information  about necessary permissions is not  recorded in the land register. These information one can found  from the  local authority.

5.    Are additional permissions needed in particular geographical areas? How does one discover whether a property is in such an area? Is it recorded in the land register, cadastre or some other register?

To get that information one has to turn to local authority.

6.    Are there additional requirements for permission to alter or demolish certain buildings because of their age or architectural or historic value? How does one discover that such additional requirements exist? Is it recorded in the land register, cadastre or some other register?

Yes, there may be additional requirements for permission to alter or demolish certain buildings because of their age or architectural or historic value. To find  information one can turn to local authority.

Information about additional requirements cannot be found in the land register. In Poland there is a register of monuments. If any immoveable property is in register of monuments, this information may be establish in the land book.