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Regional Land Use Planning

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Regional Land Use Plan for Helsinki-Uusimaa - Extract

The careful planning of the land use and the geographical location of communities and activities is an essential element for providing high standards of living, the functionality of the physical environment and sustainable development.

A Regional Land Use Plan defines the use of areas needed for particular purposes and the principles of urban structure from the point of view of regional development. 

The municipalities are responsible for the development and implementation of both the local master plans and the local detailed plans in their own areas.