planing and building


planing and building

What kind of plans exist? Who is responsible for setting them up? What do they regulate - and for whom are the contained regulations legally binding?

A lot of questions that appear permanently, but unfortunately without being answered properly. Therefore the Department for Planning and Building has drawn up a compilation of the most important planning instruments which affect the spatial development of the district of Pinneberg.

regional development plan 

The 2010 regional development plan (LEP) of Schleswig-Holstein is the basis for the spatial development of the region to the year 2025 and for the setting up of forthcoming regional plans in the country.

It supports the implementation of regional policy, the development of individual regions and the strengthening of municipal responsibility.The 2010 LEP is the successor to the Landesraumordnungsplan from the year 1998.

planing level:  Land Schleswig-Holstein 
infos & contact: Innenministerium des Landes Schleswig-Holstein

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regional planning
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The regional plan specifies the content of the regional development plan and differentiates according to principles (G) and targets (Z).

Its contents are binding for municipal land use planning as well as for projects of public agencies.

The regional plan applies to the districts of Pinneberg, Segeberg, Stormarn and Herzogtum Lauenburg, which neighbour Hamburg in the north.

planing level: Planungsraum I / Hamburg Randkreise
infos & contact: Innenministerium des Landes Schleswig-Holstein

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general land use planning

The general land use plan is a local "preliminary development plan" It is the planning tool for the entire territory of a community.

The general land use plan basically outlines the type of land use, as it should result from a municipality’s development strategy.

planing level:  municipality 
infos & contact:  Geoportal des Kreises Pinneberg

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binding land use plan

The specific land use plan is legally binding, it defines the use of land and building sites - both public and private. It is a municipal statute.

In contrast to the general land use plan it covers only part areas of the municipality. Its scope depends on the planning task to be solved in each case. The content of a binding use plan must derive from the current general land use plan.

planing level:  municipality
infos & contact:  Geoportal des Kreises Pinneberg

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building permission

The Fachdienst Planen und Bauen is the competent building authority for all district’s cities and towns, with the exception of Wedel, Pinneberg and Elmshorn.

Our teams take care of all aspects of public building. We are your contact point for building permits, preliminary construction, development and more.

Here we have compiled all important forms relating to the building inspection process.

planing level:  building plot 
infos & contact:  Untere Bauaufsichtsbehörde
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historical heritage

The identity of a region is characterised by historic buildings, archaeological sites and parks - testimonies that tell the history of a region.

Task of the preservation is to protect and preserve these testimonies - approximately 1800 in the district of Pinneberg - which meet the requirements of the Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Act.

The Untere Denkmalschutzbehörde (lower conservation authority) is the primary contact for all questions on these monuments and their immediate vicinity, as well as for the integration of cultural heritage in local and regional planning.

nature conservation

The Untere Naturschutzbehörde (UNB) (lower nature conservation authority) works as a kind of arbitration between surface-related construction projects and environmental protection initiatives.

The goal is to preserve and delelop the landscapes and the existence of animal and plant species in order to secure resources and quality of life.This takes place with the aim to keep the district sustainably attractive for its residents and their guests.

The legal basis of this is the Landesnaturschutzgesetz.

climate protection

Germany has committed itself to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990 levels by the year 2020. In the cities and municipalities there is considerable potential to reduce these emissions.

Against this backdrop, the district of Pinneberg has decided to intensify its activities on climate change and actively participate in the process of greenhouse gasreduction in the county and the metropolitan region of Hamburg. A climate change control center was set up to coordinate the activities in and for the district of Pinneberg.It is our way of actively supporting federal government objectives.