State spatial planning

State spatial planning is the overarching, supra-local and cross-departmental planning for spatial development within a federal state. In the capital city region of Berlin-Brandenburg, this planning is the joint responsibility of both federal states. Spatial structure plans for the entire region or certain locations within the federal states are prepared in collaboration. This task is discharged by the Joint Spatial Planning Department of Berlin-Brandenburg (GL).

The GL develops future-oriented spatial planning conditions for the development of the capital city region in cooperation with the public bodies responsible for sectoral planning, the municipalities and citizens. Instruments for this are the state development programme and state development plans.

In the Federal State of Brandenburg, the lignite and redevelopment plans for the spatial planning management of lignite mining and redevelopment additionally apply as per the Brandenburg Act on Regional Planning and Lignite and Redevelopment Planning (RegBkPlG).