May 10, 2023

Amendments to the Land Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The development of individual housing construction, only by bringing engineering and communication infrastructure to housing development areas, without revising approaches to the allocation of land plots, does not contribute to solving housing affordability issues. This is evidenced by the results of the state audit of the effectiveness of the implementation of the state housing construction program “Nurly Zher” conducted in October 2020.

In this connection, the Ministry of Agriculture was instructed to take measures to improve the regulatory legal acts regulating the procedure for the provision of land plots by applying a differentiated approach to determining the areas of land plots provided for individual housing construction, depending on the population density and urban conditions of the regions.

On April 5, 2023, amendments and additions were made to the Land Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, providing for a ban on the provision of land plots for construction without detailed planning projects or master plans of settlements with an estimated population of over twenty thousand people, the press service of the Supreme Audit Chamber reports. The ban also affected master plans combined with a detailed planning project with a population of up to twenty thousand people (or their replacement scheme for the development and development of settlements with a population of up to five thousand people), as well as in the absence of engineering networks.