Regional land use plans

A regional land use plan contains a general plan that complies with the Land Use and Building Act, and is presented on a map, providing information about land use in a region or part of it. It sets out the region’s principles of land use and community structure, and designates areas as necessary for regional development.

The objective of the regional plan is to solve the national, regional and trans-municipal issues of land use.

The regional plan is drawn up by the regional council. The amendment to the Land Use and Building Act according to which the Ministry of the Environment no longer ratifies the regional land use plans entered into force on 1 February 2016. From now on the decisions on the regional plans are made by the regional councils.

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Riku Lumiaro, Image Bank of the Environmental Administration

Regional plan status

Information on the regional land use plans that have been decided at the Ministry of the Environment can be found below.

Current regional plans

Published 2013-07-18 at 15:45, updated 2017-08-10 at 13:39