Information on land use planning

The environmental administration is aggregating information in one place

The new Land Use and Building Act, which came into effect at the start of 2000, made changes to land use planning and the responsibilities of authorities. Nowadays, a larger share of the work is done in municipalities. At the same time, the handling of appeals has been transferred to administrative courts.

Most of the original data on land use planning is created by municipalities, regional councils or administrative courts, which means that arriving at the big picture on land use planning involves co-operation between the parties.

The environmental administration has developed, among others, an information system for monitoring land use planning and a monitoring form for detailed master plans, with the aim of facilitating the collection and distribution of data.

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Regional and municipal monitoring

Regional councils are responsible for monitoring the state and development of land use, regional and community structures, the built environment and the cultural and natural environments in their respective regions, as required by regional land use planning.

Municipalities are responsible for monitoring the state and development of land use, community structure, construction, the built environment and the cultural and natural environments in their respective regions.

Published 2013-10-25 at 13:19, updated 2015-09-23 at 16:09