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Development plan

Before you make more detailed plans of how you will build on a plot of land that you have acquired or intend to acquire, you should clarify what is in the associated development plan.

The qualified development plan determines in a legally binding manner which structural and other facilities are permitted on a property. Determinations are made, inter alia:

  • the type of structural use (e.g. residential, mixed, commercial area),
  • the extent of structural use (e.g. number of storeys and floor areas, height, number of full storeys),
  • the construction method (open or closed construction),
  • to the buildable plot area
  • to the local traffic areas.

The simple development plan, which does not meet the requirements of a qualified development plan, contains only individual stipulations as binding regulations and is supplemented by the provisions of §§ 34 and 35 of the Building Code (BauGB), which are to be applied as support.

Who should I contact?

A development plan is adopted by the municipality as a statute. Thereafter, it becomes legally binding by publication.
For more information, you can contact the planning office of your municipality or the building supervisory authority of the municipality or district.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)