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Spatial management Act.

Type of law

This Act lays down the goals, principles and rules of spatial management, the participants involved in this field, types of spatial planning documents, their content and interrelations, procedures for their preparing, adoption and implementation as well as the integrated planning and permitting procedure. It also lays down spatial measures, land policy instruments and measures and regulates the monitoring of the state of physical space, operation of the spatial information system and certification in the field of spatial management. Several European Union legislative documents are transposed (article 2).
The text is divided into nine main Parts (among thematic subchapters) and a total of articles 303. Ttitles of main Parts are as here listed: I. Fundamental provisions; II. National spatial order; III. Participants in spatial management; IV. Spatial planning; V. Land policy measures; VI. Spatial information system, monitoring of the state of spatial development and information in the field of spatial management; VII. Supervision; VIII. Penalty provisions; IX. Transitional and final provisions.
The purpose of spatial management is to attain sustainable spatial development through comprehensive consideration, harmonization and management of its social, environmental and economic components, by pursuing the following public interest spatial management goals: protecting the physical space as a scarce natural resource; ensuring the preparation and implementation of spatial planning documents; enabling high-quality living conditions and a healthy living environment; providing appropriate and universal access to community and public economic infrastructure; enabling a polycentric system of development of settlements; enabling urban development of towns and wider urban areas; creating and preserving distinctive features in physical space; creating and protecting diversity, distinctness and quality of landscape; attaining spatially coordinated and complementary multi-functional distribution of various activities in physical space; ensuring rational land use and preserving physical space capacities for present and future generations; contributing to the strengthening and protection of human health; contributing to environmental protection, nature conservation, cultural heritage protection, protection of agricultural land and other qualities of physical space; contributing to the climate change adaptation; creating conditions for reduction and prevention of natural or other disasters; contributing to national defence. Spatial management under this Act shall mean a continuous process encompassing spatial planning, an integrated procedure of planning and permitting of development projects of national importance, implementation of land policy measures, monitoring of the state of physical space and providing related information services.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Act shall enter into force on the fifteenth day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia and shall apply from 1 June 2018.
Publication reference
Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 61/2017
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Zakon o urejanju prostora.