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Providing information and issuing regional building permits, issuing recommendations on communal permits.

The main tasks of the Direction de l'Urbanisme of are:

  • Ensuring the proper application of the External linkregional planning regulations (FR/NL): the cornerstone of urban development with a human face, regulating the major aspects of daily life, including the characteristics of buildings and their approaches, housing habitability standards, building sites and roadworks
  • Checking the conformity of planning or land parcelling permission/certificates granted by the communes
  • Conducting environmental impact reports with regard to grants of planning or land parcelling permission
  • Managing urban planning violations
  • Handling appeals
  • Informing the public bodies and the general public

Applying for planning permission

If you need planning permission – to turn a shop into an office, a salon into a butcher’s shop or a single family home into student accommodation – you’ll find all the information you need on urbanism rules in the Brussels-Capital Region on the website of Homegrade.


The website External linkBruciel gives an overview of the Brussels urbanization seen from the sky between 1930 and 2012.

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