Land use plan; preparation

Land use plans are drawn up by the municipalities. They contain the outlines of the type of land use resulting from the intended urban development for the entire municipality.


The land use plan outlines the type of land use resulting from the intended urban development for the entire municipality. The land use plan is thus a preparatory urban land use plan. This distinguishes it from development plans (cf. also keyword "development plans"), which are drawn up for parts of the municipal area and contain binding regulations for the citizens and the building permit authorities.

The land use plan shows, for example, the areas intended for development, areas for traffic facilities, green areas, but also areas for agriculture and forest areas. In addition, plans that have been established according to other legal regulations are included for information purposes. The land use plan must be accompanied by an explanatory memorandum. The objectives, purposes and main effects of the land use plan are to be described in the explanatory memorandum and the relevant environmental protection issues are to be described in an environmental report.

The land use plan is drawn up in a procedure regulated by law in the Building Code (BauGB). In this procedure, citizens as well as authorities and public bodies are involved (see also keyword: "Bauleitplanverfahren"). The land use plan requires the approval of the higher administrative authority. As a rule, the district offices are responsible for granting approval, in exceptional cases the governments. The land use plan becomes effective with the publication of the approval in accordance with local practice.

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