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LOTUP Amendment Extends Scope of Responsible Declaration to Simplify Urban Procedures

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The Decree that the Consell foresees the imminent approval will imply a simplification of the urbanistic procedures relative to the obtaining of the corresponding authorizing urbanistic titles that legitimize, in general, the execution of works and implantation of uses

The Generalitat Valenciana Law 1/2019, of 5 February, amending Law 5/2014, of 25 July, on Territorial Planning, Urban Planning and Landscape (LOTUP), implements various proposals, among others, extends the scope of the responsible declaration in order to simplify urban procedures, so that certain urban actions, previously subject to license, will be subject to responsible declaration, provided that they are accompanied by certification issued by an administrative certification body.

This was highlighted during the Forum on Current Events in Valencian Urban Planning organised by Andersen Tax & Legal to deal with new developments in the legal system of urban planning licenses and the displacement of the license by the responsible declaration. José Vicente Morote, Managing Partner of the Public and Regulatory Law practice of Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain, Argimiro Mayoral, Senior Associate of the firm, and Manuel Latorre Hernández, Secretary of the Area of Urban Development and Renovation and Housing of the Area of Sustainable Mobility and Public Space of the City Council of Valencia, took part in this conference in which different professionals and representatives of both the public administration and the private sector took part.

Likewise, the analysis of the Consell draft Decree, currently in progress, which regulates the functions and registration of collaborating entities of the administration in the verification and control of urban actions (ECUV). The purpose of this Decree is to regulate the system of authorisation, operation and registration of these entities, in accordance with the provisions of Additional Provision Nine of the LOTUP introduced by Law 1/2019, its approval being foreseeable during the coming weeks and that, undoubtedly, will involve a simplification of the urban procedures relating to obtaining the corresponding authorizing urban titles that legitimize, in general, the execution of works and implementation of uses.

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