Salva-Casa, INU: good, but overall intervention is needed on the governance of the territory


Emma Potter

The concern of urban planners

This is essentially the position on Save Home expressed by the Institute during the hearing in the Environment Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. Michele Talia, president of INU, and Fabio Pellicani, jurist and member of INU Lombardia, took part and highlighted in technical detail the aspects of the provision which, according to the National Institute of Urban Planning, should be refined and modified.

Talia, while highlighting the positives of the decree, expressed the concern of urban planners that “its approval, together with that of the Consolidated Law on Construction currently under discussion, lays the foundations for afurther removal of issues such as the urgency of approving a national housing planor theneed to fill the regulatory void that historically penalizes discipline and legislation on territorial governance. From this point of view, it is precisely the tendency of building measures to intervene more and more frequently in urban planning areas that demonstrates that the legislator is forced to carry out this pitch invasion precisely for the lack of available and updated urban planning regulations: the one in force dates back to 1942. The effects of such a modus operandi, however, risk being very negative, giving rise to increasingly frequent jurisdictional conflicts and to one growing confusion between urban planning regulations and building regulations”.

The proposed law on territorial governance

The INU president therefore believes that the discussion on the Save Home could constitute aopportunities to create the conditions for to examine with increased interest the new draft law on territorial governance which the INU has finally developed and which it will present to Parliament on 16 July, in the Nassirya Hall of the Senate”.

In completing the INU hearing in the House, Talia reminded the salient aspects of this bill: the passage from a approach parametric to one qualitative-quantitative in the definition of urban planning facilitieswhich goes hand in hand with the definition of Essential Performance Levels (THE P); the definition and the stimulus to the implementation of territorial and urban regeneration processesalso through the establishment of tax incentives and the creation of a National Fund for urban regeneration; the passage from the principle of conformity to that of coherence in the approval of implementing urban planning instruments.