The underlying principle of the present Law is that local interests prevail over regional interests. The purpose of the Law is the economic and expedient use of the soil; the protection and care of the environment and, in particular the conservation and 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 61 articles divided into 6 Parts as follows: General provisions (I); Land use planning by the Region (II); Land use planning by municipalities (III); Division of land (IV); Transfer and change of boundaries of plot of lands (V); Penalties, transitional and final provisions (VI).
Implemented by: Ordinance by the regional government on the statutes of the Land Use Planning Advisory Committee. (1997)
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