The purpose of the present Act is the economic and expedient use of the soil; the protection and care of the environment and, in particular the conservation or reinstatement of the sustainable purity of the air, water and soil, as well as the avoidance of noise; the conservation or reinstatement of a healthy nature, the protection of the indigenous fauna and flora and their natural living spaces, of the cultural heritage and, finally, in particular that of housing and recreational areas. The text consists of 84 articles divided into 5 Parts as follows: General provisions (1); Land use planning (2); Local land use planning (3); Land Use Planning Fund (4); Final provisions (5). Two Annexes are enclosed.
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