Ensuring Regional development
The Federal Spatial Planning Act and the State Planning Treaty provide the following instruments for implementing the spatial planning requirements in the joint planning region of Berlin-Brandenburg:
- The procedure for adjusting urban land-use planning to the spatial planning objectives has been regulated in the State Planning Treaty. In order to ensure this adjustment, the Brandenburg municipalities and Berlin districts or responsible senate administration enquire with the Joint Spatial Planning Department at the start of an urban land-use planning process regarding the spatial planning objectives for the corresponding planning area. Should a municipality in Brandenburg fail to meet its duty to adjust, the federal state government can in certain circumstances ask the municipality to compile or change urban land-use plans.
- A statement by the Joint Spatial Planning Department must be obtained for approval procedures and other sectoral planning procedures where the spatial planning requirements must be observed or taken into consideration in accordance with the respective sectoral legal regulations.
- The prohibition of projects of spatial significance by the Joint Spatial Planning Department aims to prevent that the realisation of effective or planned spatial planning objectives is rendered impossible or is significantly impeded. In the case of effective spatial planning objectives and spatial planning objectives that are in their planning stage, the prohibition can be imposed for a period of up to two and three years respectively.
- The Joint Spatial Planning Department conducts spatial planning procedures (ROV) for projects that in a given case may be of spatial significance and are of supra-local significance (e.g. motorways, high-voltage overhead lines, shopping centres). In such cases it assesses in particular in how far the project matches the spatial planning requirements.