Aleksandr Lukashenko approves Code on Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction

    Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed the Code on Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction.

    The document puts together and systematizes normative instructions from various legislative acts.

    The code allows the regional executive committees, the Minsk City Council to make decisions on building facilities in the respective regions even if they deviate from the approved construction plan provided all requirements and restrictions are observed.

    Construction processes for various types of facilities have been streamlined. The document lists cases when design documentation is not mandatory or can be done in a concise form. The document also optimizes procedures to build and renovate single-family homes, and introduces a notification principle in relation to the construction and installation works.

    The matters related to suspension of construction and conservation of facilities have been regulated.

    The document has formalized the possibility of voluntary insurance of architectural and construction activities.

    The document provides for the formation of a uniform information space in the construction industry, including an electronic urban cadastre.