So far, the role of issuing building permits up to district councils and municipalities. However, in his budget speech last Friday, Xavier-Luc Duval, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, was to announce that his colleague, the Minister of Local Government, would "create a central E-Monitoring system for his department monitor all applications for BLP, whether in relation to municipalities or district councils. "
Internet portal will be grafted to the system once it is operational for those who submit an application can be done online. Permits will also be issued online and this within 14 days. If no response has been given to that fact in its request this time, he may consider that he had the green light.
This is not so much worried about the time, but the centralization of this service.
"At Beau-Bassin/Rose-Hill we already issues permits in ten days. Sometimes less. Except for when people protest, "said Andre Toussaint, mayor of sister cities. "This could affect those who take more time, but be careful not to come up with something that would block more than he would release," he adds. Note that the Local Government Act already provides that permits are processed in 14 days.
The concerns stem mainly from the fact that this service will be centralized. "If the government wants to centralize and people pay the city or district council concerned by that, I do not see where the problem lies. However, if payment is made to the Department, it becomes one, because it will be a significant shortfall for us, "fear André Toussaint. Several municipalities have written to the Ministry of Local Government to request more information about this budget measure.
The Department, however explained that the purpose is not to pull a local responsibility, but rather to follow the procedures for a possible solution where there might be a problem. The law will also be amended so that the CWA, CEB, WMA and the Ministry of Health as well as firemen give their opinion on a permit application within the space of one week if the application is made online.