Reform of town planning legislation
On 1 September 2019, a thorough reform will come into force of the Brussels Planning Code (CoBAT - BWRO) and the Environmental Permit Ordinance (OPE - OMV). This reform makes major changes to the procedures for the submission, handling, delivery and appeal of planning and environmental permits (certificates).
The rules and procedures regarding the submission, handling, delivery and appeal of town planning permits can be consulted on the websites of the Brussels Capital Region:
- External site Bruxelles Urbanisme et Patrimoine (BUP) + CoBAT changes: External site Code bruxellois de l'Aménagement du Territoire (CoBAT) - Réforme CoBAT
- External site Pompiers de Bruxelles
The rules and procedures regarding the submission, handling, delivery and appeal of environmental permits (certificates) can be consulted on the website:
- External site Nouvelle ordonnance relative aux permis d'environnement : ce qui change (Bruxelles Environnement)
The City of Brussels no longer provides information prior to submitting an application for a town planning or allotment permit (certificate), nor about the applicable plans and regulations for a plot of land or real estate project.
General information on town planning regulations applicable in Brussels can be obtained via:
- Town planning (City of Brussels)
- External site Bruxelles Urbanisme et Patrimoine (BUP) (Brussels Capital Region)
The BruGIS cartographic website also provides you with the latest urban development data for the entire Brussels Region:
Homegrade offers free guidance to private individuals with their renovation projects and with the preparation of their application for a planning permit without an architect: