The task of urban land use planning is to prepare and guide the structural and other use of land in the municipality in accordance with the Building Code.
Land-use plans are the land-use plan (preparatory land-use plan) and the development plan (binding land-use plan).
The development plan specifies the manner in which land may be built on. You will find, for example
- on the type and extent of building use,
- the permissible number of stories, and
- the permissible roof shape.
In particular, an explanatory memorandum must be attached to the development plan. It contains explanations of the objectives of the planning as well as the graphic and textual stipulations.
In the land use plan , municipalities outline the intended urban development.
For example, you will find statements on planned
- residential building areas,
- commercial and industrial sites,
- green spaces or
- traffic areas.
The accompanying explanatory memorandum explains the planning objectives and the representations in the land use plan.
Pursuant to Section 6 (5) Sentence 3 and Section 10 (3) Sentence 2 of the Building Code, anyone may inspect the land use plan or development plan or request information on its contents.