Legal Publication BlackSea Coast Changes to Construction Regime
BLACK SEA COAST – CHANGES TO CONSTRUCTION REGIME
In the last several years as a result of the stable and predictable political and economic developments Bulgaria has become a desired target of many real estate investments. This is especially valid for the area along the Black Sea coast.
In an attempt to regulate construction along the coast the Bulgarian Government proposed to the Parliament the Black Sea Coast Act. The proposed Act, however, did not pass through the Parliament. Following the failure of Act, the Government decided to regulate construction on the coast by changing two existing regulations, which in essence contain most of the provisions of the Act. The regulations subject to discussion in this publication are:
- Regulation № 7/2003 on the rules and norms for the structure of the different types of territories and organizational zones and
- Regulation № 8/2001, for the volume and content organizational schemes and plans.
Both Regulations were published in State Gazette # 51, of 21st June 2005:
Regulation № 7/2003 on the rules and norms for the structure of the different types of territories and organizational zones
A new “Chapter twelve “A” – ORGANISATION OF THE BLACK SEA COAST is created. The chapter determines:
- The borders of the Black Sea coast which include:
а) the territory of all municipalities, bordering the Black Sea and/or inner lakes, connected with the sea;
b) part of the territory of the Black Sea, determined by the Law on Sea Spaces, Inner Water Ways and Ports in Republic of Bulgaria, including the inner sea water with width up to 200 meters.
- The type of plans for the structure and the development of the Black Sea coast, in accordance with the existing normative acts;
- The construction regime on the Black Sea coast, separating the coast in three different zones:
Zone “A” covering:
a) coastal beach area;
b) coastal fortification and coastal defendant installations, build up with state funds;
c) coastal lakes, lagoons, firths and wet zones adjoining the sea;
d) sand dunes;
e) parts of the agricultural and forest territories, adjoining the coastal beach area and objects under items “b’, “c’ and “d” above having length of 100 m. measured horizontally;
f) parts of the agricultural and forest territories, adjoining the sea coast having length of 50 m. measured horizontally;
g) protected areas under Article 5 of Law on Protected Areas bordering with sea coast /reserve, national parks, landmarks, nature park, protected places/