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Austria (Carinthia) / Regional development / Carinnhtian Municipality planing Law


Name of the country Austria (Carinthia)
Sector Regional development
Name of the document (original) Kärntner Gemeindeplanungsgesetz
Name of the document (English) Carinnhtian Municipality planing Law
Administrative level State
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 1995
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Comments This is the legal basis in the field of spatial planing in the municipality
Sector Regional development
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) AT21
Authority State Carinthia
Availability in English No
Legally binding Legally binding
SGI coverage SGI
Integration as a concept No
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description They defined rules.
Major objectives dedication information
Short Summary Carinthian municipality planning law 1995 - K-GplG 1995
The Carinthian municipality planning law is divided into sections I to IV.
The main items include section I referring to the planning scheme and the local development concept, as well as the construction plan in section II.

Planning scheme

The municipal council shall issue a planning scheme by way of ordinance, which structures the municipal area into construction area, green area and traffic areas. This structuring shall consider the foreseeable economic, social, ecological and cultural requirements in the municipality, the visual effects on the landscape and the villages, as well as the requirements of contemporary agricultural management with consideration of the local development concept (§2). Different planning types may be defined for overlapping levels of the same planning area, if this is not opposed by spatially functional requirements.

Local development concept

In agreement with the objectives and principles of § 2 of the Carinthian Regional Development Act and the supra-regional development programs and with consideration of the regionally significant measures and plans of the state and federal government along with other planning authorities that have plans in public interest, the municipality shall create a local development concept that forms the technical basis for the design and development of the municipal area, in particular for the issuance of the planning scheme.

The objectives of the local development plan shall be determined for a planning period of ten years and shall be included in the local development concept along with the measures necessary for their achievement based on a survey of the economic, social, ecological and cultural circumstances in the municipality.
The local development concept is thus a strategical planning instrument with
a significant meaning for land policy and territorially significant decisions of a

Construction plan
The municipal council shall issue construction plans for the areas planned as construction areas by way of ordinance.
A construction plan shall be issued in text for the entire municipal area planed as construction areas, which indicates the minimum size of the construction properties, the structural usage of the construction properties, the construction type, the number of floors or the building height, as well as the dimensions of the traffic areas as minimum content.
A partial construction plan can be issued for individual areas or connected parts of the building land, if this is necessary to ensure structured building.
Centralised/decentralised decentralised
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