Rural Planning Issues – The laws regarding construction in rural areas have been amended and tightened in recent times.
Rural Planning Issues – If you intend to purchase a property in rural Spain you must make certain inquiries, if it is your intention to construct any building whatsoever. There are certain very important issues to be considered Spanish Planning permission can assist with such inquiries commencing with the types of land classification:
Urbano -land with permission to construct upon which you would have a legal dwelling subject to receipt of Licencia de Primera Ocupación – see below
Urbanizable – land that may be urbanised for development and once urbanised upon which you would have a legal development – subject to receipt of Licencia de Primera Ocupación
No urbanizable – land that is non constructible.
Since recent times only registered farmers can build or renovate property on rustic land, there are important issues to be considered regarding registering as such and in the payment of the appropriate taxes and insurances. Special permission is required to build or renovate residential property on rural land from the Regional Planning Committee, this requires a project from a qualified entity.
The local town hall can give permission, in certain circumstances for the construction of agricultural buildings (Almacenes).
Almacenes may not be used for residential use.