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Law on spatial planning.

Type of law
Date of original text

This Law determines the objectives, principles and rules of spatial planning; defines the participants operating in this field, types of spatial acts, their content and mutual relations, procedures for their preparation, adoption and implementation. It also determines spatial measures, instruments and measures of land policy and regulates the monitoring of the situation in space, the operation of the spatial information system and the issuance of certificates in the field of spatial planning.
The text is divided into main Parts, each with its thematic Chapters. Titles of main Parts are here listed: 1. Basic provisions; 2. National spatial order; 3. Participants in spatial arrangement; 4. Spatial planning; 5. Land policy measures; 6. Spatial information system, monitoring the state of spatial development and information in the field of spatial planning; 6. Supervision; 7. Criminal provisions.
This Law implements certain European Union directives as listed in article 1, paragraph 2 (Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment; Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment; Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora; Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning.
The purpose of spatial planning is to achieve sustainable spatial development by comprehensively addressing, coordinating and managing its social, environmental and economic aspects. Goals of spatial planning are as follows: to protect space as a limited natural asset; to ensure the preparation and implementation of spatial acts; to enable quality living conditions and a healthy living environment; to provide adequate and universal access to social and economic public infrastructure; to enable a polycentric system of settlement development; to enable the urban development of cities and wider urban areas; to create and maintain recognizable features in the space; to create and protect the diversity, visibility and quality of the landscape; to achieve spatially coordinated and mutually complementary multi-functional arrangements of various activities in space; to ensures the rational use of space and preserves spatial capacities for present and future generations; to contribute to strengthening and protecting human health; to contribute to the protection of the environment, nature conservation, protection of cultural heritage, protection of agricultural land and other spatial qualities; to contribute to adaptation to climate change; to create conditions for the reduction and prevention of natural or other disasters; to contribute to the overall defense of the country and its territory.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
This Law fully entered into force on 1 June 2018.
Consolidated version
Publication reference
Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 33/2007-61/2017
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Zakon o urejanju prostora.