The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine endorsed draft law 7266/1 "On the regulation of urban development activities" regarding the legal mechanism for transfer, termination or temporary suspension of the powers of State Architectural and Construction Inspection (SACI) bodies. The draft law gives the opportunity to strengthen the control over the bodies of architectural inspection, which were devolved the authority at the local level. This was stated by Vice Prime Minister/ Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko.
"Its adoption will finally finalize legislative reforming of the SACI bodies in regions. Together with accession of the newly formed bodies to the e-service "Transparent State Architectural and Construction Inspection", the draft law will provide additional tools to eradicate corruption in the process of issuing permits for construction," Vice Prime Minister emphasized.
The draft law establishes clear mechanisms for the transfer, termination or temporary suspension of powers of executive bodies on issues of state architectural and construction control of village and local councils.
The document stipulates for the possibility of termination or temporary suspension of powers of the state architectural and construction control of the village, settlement, city councils is carried out under a corresponding application of the local self-government body or following the results of an audit. Currently, such functions are carried out by the central executive authority, which implements the state policy on issues of state architectural and construction control and supervision.
The draft law envisages the possibility of retransfer of the powers and restoration of temporarily suspended powers of executive bodies on issues of state architectural and construction control of the village and local councils.