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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.


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competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Hochbau
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible


Ulrike Otten
Telephone: 05931 44-1527
B 527
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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