Increased exchange in the Building Sector

Building Legislation in Balticum and Poland

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In November 2004 the Nordic Council of Ministers together with the Nordic countries, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland decided to initiate a colaboration by approving an action plan for improved co-operation between the countries concerned in the area of construction and building. The co-operation will take place through the following activities: to make market information and information on national regulations accessible to potential actors on the market to expand the basis of experience and newfound knowledge in housing construction to undertake a comparative analysis of regulations within the building sector intended to serve as a basis for deliberations on possible harmonization to make it possible to compare competency requirements imposed on certain actors in the building process to establish a network for joint research and development on issues relevant to the plan of action This report describes the main principles of the building legislation of the three Baltic countries and Poland, and compares some of the central issues. The report has three main sections: Background and "frames" for building activity in each country Comparison of the principals for the building legislation Implementation



Complaints, irregularities and sanctions

In principle, the public interests and the democracy are taken care of in the planning processes. But for building activity, there will be two procedures for the early stage, depending on if a detailed plan is mandatory or not. If a detailed plan is mandatory, the client must perform such, and this will be handled as a Local plan regarding public display and public hearings. If a detailed plan is not mandatory, the client must apply for design criteria to be given by the Mayor.


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