STUDY OF CONDITIONS AND DIRECTIONS OF SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT
The study of conditions and directions of spatial development is the main document determining the spatial policy of the municipality, consisting of a text and a graphic part. This instrument takes into account the provisions of the Voivodeship development strategy and the Voivodeship spatial development plan as well as the development and the municipality development strategy. The findings of the study are binding on the municipality authorities when drawing up local spatial development plans. The study of conditions and directions of spatial development is not a local law act.
The company’s achievements include over 30 studies, including documents developed after the amendment to the Spatial Planning and Development Act in 2015.
LOCAL SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS
The local spatial development plan is a document prepared in order to determine the intended use of land, including for public purpose investments, and to determine the methods of its development. The local spatial development plan must take into account the findings of the study of the conditions and directions of spatial development. The local spatial development plan is a local law act.
The company’s achievements include over 200 local spatial development plans prepared pursuant to the Act on spatial planning and development of 2003. Previously, the company developed the local spatial development plan based on older legal regulations.
APPLICATIONS AND DRAFT DECISIONS ON LAND DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT CONDITIONS
The decision on land development and management conditions constitutes a formal basis for applying for a building permit in the case of areas where the local spatial development plan has not been enacted. The decision on land development and management conditions is indefinite. In the case of local spatial development plan enactment in the area that covers the area of the decision, and the agreed land development and management conditions are different than in the decision, land development and management conditions are terminated ex officio.
APPLICATIONS AND DRAFT DECISIONS BASED ON SO-CALLED SPECIAL HOUSING ACT
A decision based on the so-called the Special Housing Act is implemented on the basis of the Act of 2018 on facilitation in the preparation and development of residential investments and related investments. The purpose of obtaining the decision is to implement the investment exclusive of the provisions of the local spatial development plan, and in some cases also exclusive of the findings of the study of conditions and directions of spatial development. For this to happen, the analysed area must meet a number of conditions included in the Act. The prepared urban and architectural concept, as well as visualization and detailed data on the investment should be attached to the application for a decision, which contains the information about the planned investment. Such decision in the form of a resolution must be taken by the municipal council. The office prepares both investors’ applications and draft resolutions of the municipality.
LEGAL EXPERTISE AND URBAN PLANNING OPINIONS
The legal expertise and urban planning opinions in the field of spatial planning prepared by industry specialists facilitate taking by the municipalities key decisions regarding the directions of their development and management of resources. Such opinions also help to assess the impact of planned investor activities on the spatial order, planning the development of social services, technical and communication infrastructure.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNSELLING
The local government counselling in the field of setting the course of action and cost optimisation allows the municipality to rely on expert analyses and forecasts prepared by industry specialists. Based on such analyses, the municipality can pursue a coherent development policy in many areas, primarily in the field of social services (health care, education, culture), and the development of technical infrastructure (engineering and road).