Proposal for a decision derogating from the Urban Planning Code of the Community of Saint Martin to simplify procedures for the reconstruction of buildings destroyed or damaged by Cyclone Irma and to stay provisional decisions on applications in sectors subject to cyclonic swells.
As a result of hurricane IRMA, damage to private and public buildings is considerable. Conscious of the urgent need to rebuild the dwellings for the well-being of inhabitants and businesses for the economic recovery of the territory, the Collectivité intends to adapt the legislation in force, within the scope of its powers provided for by the organic law.
Thus, it is proposed to simplify administrative procedures, in particular by derogating from the urban planning code. It is proposed to dispense the petitioners of building permits and to authorize them to file a declaration for the reconstruction works identically. This derogation would also apply to reconstruction work on the same surface where changes are made to the safety of the building in the event of a cyclone. By this modification, the training times will be reduced in order to speed up the rehabilitation of the territory.
Moreover, the major effects of flooding and flooding must be taken seriously into account in the reconstruction, particularly in view of the risks incurred by certain inhabitants. The present deliberation gives the Community the possibility of deferring decisions on planning authorizations, pending the refinement of the map of the risks of the territory and of providing for the necessary redevelopment of certain districts for the safety of Saint-Martin.
This temporary amendment to the Urban Planning Code would apply until 1 1 st October 2018.