The Approvals and Opinions Unit in Warsaw is responsible for implementing the regional government tasks concerning development policy and spatial planning, in accordance with the granted powers of attorney, in particular concerning the scope of the Act on spatial planning and development of March 27, 2003:
reviewing drafts of local spatial development documents (studies of conditions and directions of spatial development and local spatial development plans);approving projects of studies of conditions and directions of spatial development;approving projects of local spatial development plans in terms of regional government tasks and landscape audit results;approving drafts of public-purpose investments decisions and building condition decisions;issuing opinions on acts on rules concerning street furniture, billboards, advertising devices and fencing;preparing materials when a complaint is filed on a regional government decision to the Local Government Appeal Council;maintaining a register of decisions on the location of national and regional public purpose investments;maintaining a register of decisions on the location of national and regional public purpose investments;maintaining a register of local (municipal and county level) public purpose investments.
Other tasks of the Approvals and Opinions Unit in Warsaw include:
preparing responses to requests for public information;preparing answers and position papers in response to: letters, protests, inquiries, interpellations and petitions addressed to the regional government;preparing opinions, analyses, position papers concerning draft laws, regulations and documents on the European, national and regional level;taking care of formal aspects of the functioning of the Regional Urban Planning and Architecture Committee.
The unit has participated in the implementation of such projects as:
D-Air– Decarbonated Airport Regions (Interreg IV C),QLAIR (ARC), Civitas.Net (URBACT),NODUS (URBACT II),NSBCoRe – „North Sea Baltic Connector of regions” (Interreg Baltic Sea Region),Intra Policentricity (Metrex),Rail Baltica Growth Corridor – (Baltic Sea Region Program 2007-2013),Airport Regions Conference (association of regions and cities with international airports),YouInHerit – „ Youth involvement in the innovative valorisation and revival of traditional trades and crafts as cultural heritage to make urban regions more attractive and competitive in a dynamic age” (Interreg Central Europe).