Suzhou Ancient Village Protection

Original Language Title: 苏州市古村落保护办法

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(June 8, 2005 the Suzhou municipal government, 44th Executive session through June 8, 2005 the Suzhou municipal government announced come into force on the date of promulgation, 83rd), first in order to strengthen the protection of ancient villages, maintaining traditional styles of the ancient village, inheritance of historical and cultural heritage, in accordance with the relevant provisions of laws and regulations, combined with the city's actual, these measures are formulated.
    Second article this approach by said ancient village, is refers to has following conditions of rural villagers live and engaged in various production of settlement points: (a) village formed Yu 1911 yiqian, traditional style and pattern has features, traditional streets and the sides ancient building save more full; (ii) heritage monuments compared rich, has 10 at above 1911 yiqian formed of houses, and Temple, and Temple, and yizhuang, and Hall, and Arch, and bridge, and bulkhead, and ancient well, and ancient culture site, and ancient tombs and the near modern important historical, and excellent building;
    (C) river system, landscape with the traditional style remains, old trees, and (iv) local folk traditions.
    Villages in the conditions of the preceding paragraph, by the competent administrative Department for cultural relics, plans, construction expert reviewed, audited and submitted to the municipal people's Government announced for the control and protection of ancient villages, Suzhou.
    Article city and county-level cities and district people's Government responsible for the administration of the conservation of ancient settlements, ancient village protection should be incorporated into the plan of national economic and social development of the region. Seat of the ancient village town government (sub-district offices, the same below) is responsible for the area of the ancient village of day-to-day management and the implementation of specific conservation projects.
    Large ancient village of township people's Governments shall establish the conservation of ancient settlements management.
    Fourth of municipal and county-level cities, district cultural relics Administrative Department is responsible for the protection of cultural relics of ancient villages in management, supervision and guidance.
    City and county-level cities and planning administrative departments are responsible for the planning of ancient village protection management, supervision and guidance.
    City and county-level cities, district construction Administrative Department is responsible for the construction of the ancient village protection management, supervision and guidance.
    Development and reform, finance, travel, landscape, water, land, environmental protection, public security, urban management, industry and commerce, housing and other sectors, according to their respective responsibilities, to protect the ancient village.
    Article protection of ancient villages, should adhere to the overall planning, effective protection and rational utilization, principles of scientific management.
    Article local government, education and cultural relics of ancient villages, the press and publishing, radio and television sectors should do the publicity and education work of the conservation of ancient settlements. Article ancient village in town, where the people's Governments shall cooperate with the county-level cities, and relevant competent administrative departments of cultural relics within the ancient village sites, ancient trees, River, landscape sites and other resources of the ancient village of census work.
    Census results should be inventoried, published in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations, and the establishment of protective emblems.
    Seat of the ancient villages in the article city and district people's Government shall, within two years after the release of the ancient village organizations established conservation plan, municipal heritage, planning, building, after review by the Administrative Department of environmental protection, submitted to the municipal people's Government, into the overall town planning.
    Ancient villages in local government before the implementation of conservation and restoration project of the ancient village, shall prepare a detailed construction plan and publicity, for public comment.
    Article ancient village in preservation planning of ancient villages should be clear size and direction, rational layout of the function of each block, maintaining traditional styles and the history and culture of the ancient village.
    Land use planning within the protection of ancient villages and the building must comply with the requirements of the preservation planning of ancient villages. Article tenth preservation planning of ancient villages in preparation should be based on the historical remains of the ancient village and the reality, designation of key protected areas and style coordination.
    Key construction projects not related to protected areas and protection should not be conducted.
    Ancient villages in the height of new buildings, form, volume, color and must coordinate with the historical character of the ancient village, building, planning prior to the approval by the Administrative Department shall seek the views of local cultural relics Administrative Department.
    11th article ancient village of protection content main is: (a) has features of overall space environment and style; (ii) traditional of streets pattern and form; (three) has heritage value of ancient culture site, and ancient building (build) real, and stone, and near modern excellent building,; (four) underground heritage buried district; (five) river water, and landforms remains, and ancient tree name wood,; (six) has place features of dialect, and traditional drama, and traditional process, and traditional industry, and folk folk, culture heritage.
    12th of each year, the people's Governments at various levels shall arrange for a certain amount of money in the budget specifically for the protection of ancient villages, and increases revenue.
    Tourism development of ancient villages in ticket sales and other revenue, should arrange a certain proportion of each year for the protection of ancient villages. Town people's Governments in the land auction, arrange a certain proportion for the protection of ancient villages.
    More towns of the ancient villages, municipal people's Government will arrange special land auction index for the conservation of ancient settlements.
    13th article ancient village where village village Committee is responsible for following work: (a) publicity ancient village protection of related legal regulations, participation developed ancient village protection planning, and supervision its implementation; (ii) organization developed village rules, guide, and urged villagers according to ancient village protection requirements, reasonable using ancient building; (three) tie about sector do heritage monuments, and ancient tree name wood, ancient village resources of census work; (four) can on intends to transfer of ancient building for reserves;
    (E) to damage risk and are unable to repair the ancient register and reported in a timely manner; (vi) the rational development and utilization of resources of ancient villages, (VII) Organization of part-time firemen, fire-fighting duties and tasks clearly and (VIII) to acts in violation of the conservation of ancient settlements, stop, ordered corrective action and refused to correct, timely attention of the Department.
    14th in the ancient village of the ancient building, delegates its management responsibility to protect people who may, in accordance with ancient seat of town government and villagers committees use management, protection management responsibility.
    15th villagers should keep the overall style of the ancient village of the ancient village, and reasonable access to the conservation of ancient settlements and development gains. Of the persons responsible for buildings should maintain the ancient buildings intact, without changing the nature of the ancient buildings.
    Unified planning and in old buildings or sell local foods, arts and crafts, and so on.
    Traditional street style regulation of 16th ancient villages and façade renovation plan shall meet the preservation planning of ancient villages, and in consultation with the local cultural relics administration departments.
    Villagers in new construction, renovation or expansion of the ancient village houses, shall conform to the preservation planning of ancient villages, the programme organized by the village Committee publicity.
    Ancient villages in key protected areas within the original regulation or not coordinated with the style of architecture should be gradually removed. 17th in the ancient village of ancient buildings and the stone plate, well, ancient arches, ancient bridges and ancient brick gatehouse and other ancient structures, ancient building components may be supplemented, removed or moved.
    Removal and relocation requirements, must be with the consent of the local cultural relics Administrative Department approval, approval of the Administrative Department of planning, demolition of the old building may not be sold, shall be submitted to the local cultural relics administration departments.
    18th article ancient village within of building decorative, and decoration must meet following provides: (a) keep traditional of color, to black, and white, and gray mainly tones; (ii) process Shang used traditional of brick, and wood, and stone; (three) along traditional streets building surface of doors and Windows should for wood business, stepping should using stone quality material, should used traditional practices; (four) guardrail, and shop signs, and font size, and street advertising should and traditional style phase coordination.
    Article 19th should remain the natural ecological environment of the ancient village, around the mountain should be green, river dredging and regulation on a regular basis.
    No new overhead line of the ancient village, overhead lines should have been ancient villages within five years from the date of the publication by the relevant departments gradually buried inside.
    20th should maintain the original state of the ancient village, developing tourism and cultural industry, prevent disorderly and excessive development.
    Article 21st of ancient village tourism development, can take the form of joint-stock system, village with all its ancient buildings leasing or stakes, while absorbing the social funds shares, involved in the protection of ancient villages, business and income.
    State-owned assets, the State-owned holding company should give priority to investment in the protection of ancient villages.
    Social capital to participate in the conservation of ancient settlements, can refer to the urban area of Suzhou ancient architecture repair loan and incentive reward.
    22nd due to villagers in the conservation of ancient settlements need to move out of old buildings, can refer to the house demolition compensation or compensation for land acquisition and relocation of the relevant provisions.
    Due to their inability to voluntarily repair the ancient buildings transferred to villagers in village committees, can be placed separately.
    Article 23rd public fire facilities should be installed in the ancient village, main street should set the fire hydrant, ancient architecture should make the fire-fighting equipment.
    Article 24th of ancient hazards shall be held within the building construction safety activities.
    Buildings shall not be used as firewood, gas cylinders and other flammable and explosive materials stacked storage sites.
    Using electrical wiring conduit to protect ancient buildings, wire diameter, load should match the nature of the building and combustible materials shall not be installed directly on the heat-using equipment.
    25th for acts in violation of these rules, by the competent administrative Department for cultural relics, such as planning, construction in accordance with the relevant laws, rules and regulations for punishment.
                                                                                            26th article this way come into force on the date of promulgation.