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Planning & building permits to be axed for small developments

The Ministry of Interior is striving to complete the simplification of the development control system by July 1 of this year through a package of 22 measures agreed upon with the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK).

One of the key measures is the elimination of urban planning and building permits for small developments, specifically for houses and buildings with up to 12 apartments.

It is noteworthy that obtaining even simple permits used to take months or even several years. While the procedures have been streamlined over time, delays persisted, depriving citizens of the opportunity to commence construction promptly, incurring costs and inconvenience.