Regional Land Use Planning System
The land use planning in Finland is defined in the Land Use and Building Act. The regional land use planning is guided by the national land use guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment.
Each region in Finland is covered by a regional land use plan.
The regional land use plans set out the principles of land use and the community structure.
The regional plan is a long term plan and a guideline for the municipalities when drawing up and amending local master plans and local detailed plans.
The regional land use plan is drafted and approved by the Regional Council.