Regional planning; supervision and technical support of regional planning associations.

The higher state planning authority is responsible for the legal and technical supervision of the regional planning associations in its area of responsibility. In addition, it provides the regional commissioners who provide technical support to the regional planning associations.


Regional planning is a government task. It coordinates the spatial development of a region and is subject to the requirement of sustainability. Bavaria is divided into a total of 18 planning regions. The bodies responsible for regional planning are the regional planning associations, which fulfill this state task in the transferred sphere of action.

The responsible higher state planning authority fulfills a double function in the area of regional planning: on the one hand, it is responsible for the legal and technical supervision of the regional planning associations (e.g. binding declaration of the regional plans), on the other hand, it provides the regional planning associations with the necessary resources (e.g. so-called regional commissioners for technical support in the fulfillment of tasks).

As "planning offices" of the regional planning associations, the regional commissioners prepare the necessary technical bases for the association's work. Their most important tasks are the preparation of documents for the updating of regional plans, the preparation of statements, especially on urban land use planning and regional planning procedures, and the coordination of expert opinions.

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