The Act of 17 September 2021 amending the Construction Law and the Act on spatial planning and development allows faster and easier construction of detached, no more than two-storey, single-family residential buildings with a building area of up to 70 sq m. The area of such houses must be entirely on the plot or plots on which they were designed, and their construction is to be carried out in order to meet the investor’s own housing needs.
Construction can be carried out in a simplified procedure, i.e. on the basis of a simplified notification, without the obligation to appoint a site manager and without the obligation to keep a construction logbook.
According to the Ministry of Development and Technology, the facilitation of the application procedure consists in excluding the possibility for the architectural and construction administration authority to submit an objection to the application submitted by the investor. It will be possible to start construction immediately after the architectural and construction administration has received an appropriate application along with a complete set of documents.
It will be necessary to attach additional statements to the application that: planned construction is carried out in order to meet own housing needs, the investor assumes responsibility for managing the construction in the event that the construction manager has not been appointed and that the documentation attached to the notification is complete.
There will be a competition for the best cottage designs
Construction of a house with a development area of up to 70 sq m in a simplified procedure must be in accordance with the provisions of the local spatial development plan. If there is no such decision, it will be necessary to obtain a decision on development conditions, which in this case will have to be issued within 21 days.
According to an announcement by the Ministry of Development at the end of January, the results of the competition for the best house designs up to 70 sq m will be announced. In the second quarter of next year, construction projects intended for multiple use will be made available for free on a specially created website at www.gov.pl.
On Monday, the ordinance of the minister of development and technology on specifying the application form for determining the location of public purpose investment or development conditions comes into force. The regulation specifies a uniform application form. Thanks to this, everyone will be able to use the e-Budownictwo application (available at e-budownictwo.gunb.gov.pl) to submit a digital application for a zoning decision, without the need to visit the office or post office. In addition, the application will contain instructions on how to correctly fill in and attach the required documents.