The new law to unblock 46,000 amnesty requests in Lazio


Emma Potter

The Urban Planning Commission of the Regional Council of Lazio has recently approved a bill that aims to unblock numerous building regularization practices, currently blocked due to constraints introduced after 2004.

This proposal, supported by Fratelli d’Italia, Forza Italia and Lega, promises to eliminate an inequality of treatment among citizens and bring significant economic benefits to municipal coffers.

But what are the details of this new regulation and how will it affect citizens and local governments?

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The proposed law

The bill n° 150 to unblock the building regularization procedures was presented by Fratelli d’Italia last April, with the support of Forza Italia and Lega. After several months of discussion, the Urban Planning Commission gave the green light to the text, thus allowing it to proceed towards final approval in the chamber.

This step represents a significant turning point in the process of amending regional law number 12 of 2004, which until now has prevented the regularization of many buildings due to environmental and landscape constraints introduced subsequently.

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The current situation and the disparities in treatment

Currently, in Lazio, there are tens of thousands of building amnesty applications at a standstill due to restrictions introduced after 2004. These restrictions, often of an environmental or landscape nature, have created a discriminatory situation among citizens.

Two residents in the same area may find themselves in completely different situations depending on the date the restriction was introduced compared to the date of their application for amnesty.

This has not only generated frustration among citizens, but has also had a negative impact on the coffers of the Lazio Region, with lost revenue estimated at billions of euros.

The proposed new law aims to resolve these disparities, allowing the regularization of those buildings on which restrictions were placed after 2004. According to the Lazio Region Councilor for Urban Planning, Pasquale Ciacciarelli, this law will eliminate disparities in treatment between citizens and will facilitate the work of municipal offices, which will finally be able to define practices that have been suspended for years.

Furthermore, the regional councilor of Fratelli d’Italia, Laura Corrotti, underlined that the measure could bring up to 27 million euros to the coffers of the municipalities of Lazio, unblocking approximately 46,000 amnesty applications.

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Economic impact and expected benefits

According to data provided by Sogeea SpA and its scientific director Sandro Simoncini, professor of urban planning at Uninettuno, the failure to regularize building amnesty practices has caused an estimated deficit of approximately 3.6 billion euros for public coffers.

The new legislation does not require financial allocations from the Lazio Region, but will allow significant sums to be collected from the municipalities. Councilor Corrotti expressed satisfaction with the collaboration between all parties involved, highlighting how this process has contributed to simplifying urban planning procedures and improving the management of territorial requests in Lazio.