The modification will regularize LOUA isolated residential buildings on undeveloped land.

The Governing Council It has approved a bill to amend three articles the Law on Urban Planning of Andalusia (LOUA), in order to allow the regularization of residential buildings isolated on undeveloped land. The rule will give legal certainty to holders of houses located in small subdivisions on which you can no longer take disciplinary actions, opening the possibility of applying the scheme assimilated to sort out (You). The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning estimated that 20.000 and 25.000 property could benefit from this measure.

According to the changes, isolated residential buildings in which it has already prescribed refund within the planning law can regularize their situation provided they have at least six years old, They are not located in flood zones or special protection and are not affected by administrative records.

The owners can register the property ownership records and access to basic services like electricity and water. Also, should take urgent corrective measures to eliminate the landscape or environmental impacts that may have occurred, especially on water resources.

In the case of buildings on plots that have the status of settlement, adjustment shall be made through the incorporation thereof to urban planning.

In addition to the amendment of Articles, The standard also includes three additional provisions to strengthen the process of identifying buildings on undeveloped land, ensure access to the same information and facilitate registration in case of regularization.

In the first of these provisions it states that municipalities must start within two years drafting the advance planning, necessary for identifying the instrument housing and the application regime AFO. The second requires corporations to respond within a maximum period of two months to queries raised by the public in relation to the planning regime for land and buildings on undeveloped land. Finally, the third introduces a supplementary scheme to the AFO in order to be able to implement the process of property registration regularized.