Paris PLU – Its revision is underway

By a decision of December 16, 2020, the Council of Paris prescribed the revision of its PLU. To date, it still remains governed by the old provisions of the French Code de l’urbanisme (town planning code), in its wording prior to 1st January 2016

By a decision of last December 16, the Council of Paris engaged a revision process of its PLU. As a reminder, the Paris PLU was adopted in 2006 (as a replacement to the POS (ancestor of the land use plan) and amended three times (in 2009, 2012 and 2016).

The last modification had, in particular, the aim of compensating the suppression of the COS by the effect of the ALUR law, on which the managing device for the changes of intended use was based and provided by the city, by creating the concept of SPH, gathering the surfaces assigned to dwelling and Cinaspic, which cannot be removed in favour of other intended uses.

Nevertheless the City of Paris had decided to maintain the old intended uses provided by article R. 123-9 of the French planning code (repealed on January 1, 2016) rather than engaging without delay a revision process so that they be subjected to the provisions of the Planning Code in force since January 1, 2016 and in particular the provisions of articles R. 151-27 and R. 151-28 providing 5 intended uses and 20 sub-intended uses.

It has now been remedied, according to the following timetable : debate on the future organisation of the development project and sustainable development by the end of 2021, finalization of the PLU project bylaw by the end of 2022, organization of the mandatory consultations (environmental authority and associated public bodies) then public inquiry in 2023.

 The new Paris PLU could thus be approved by the end of the year 2023.