I know getting permission to build is a nightmare
Actually, the architect was instructed in the November and all buildng permissions were obtained to allow us to start at the beginning of the following April.
The problems occured over the next year with having to get an electricity pole moved to keep the wires 6 mtrs from the building. According to the electricity company we had to pay for a new concrete pole either side of the one to be moved. This involved getting the written permission of everyone whose land the wires passed over. Tracking down the owners and getting the paperwork signed was a nightmare. The cost was around 30,000 PLN.
On a similar project in the UK, I had to get a lampost moved from one side off the street to the other. It was done within two weeks of asking permission and the cost was the equvilant of 4,500 PLN.
There is no stormwater system in the area I built, all the houses run the rainwater pipes under their front gardens and into a ditch. Common sense was for me to do the same. Not according to the local council. I had to get an envoiromental report at a cost of 2000 PLN to show that the rain that fell on the neighbouring fields was exactly the same as the rainwater I piped into the ditch, decision time, three months. Other people have built new houses since and none have been asked to supply this certificate.
Nobody at any stage of the project, warns you that these things are required, you just have to find out as you proceed. There is always, always one more stamp you need and a repeat viewing of the original document after its been filed away or its at the notaries office.
Like you, I do not believe in bribing people.
but I sense things are getting better and this sick communist mentality is disappearing,
I hope so as well but I would not hold my breath waiting.