The present Law enforces the Federal Land Use Planning Act of 22 June 1976. The purpose of the present Law is to achieve a balanced and economical use of land with a view to the natural living conditions, protection of nature and cultural heritage. The text consists of 68 articles divided into 6 Parts as follows: General provisions (I); Planning law (II); Planning regulations (III); Legal protection (IV); Penalties (V); Transitional and final provisions (VI).
Implemented by: Ordinance relating to the Building Law. (2011-09-01)
Implemented by: Decision by the Executive Council on a planning zone ensuring water spaces. (2010-08-23)
Implements: Loi fédérale sur l'aménagement du territoire (Loi sur l'aménagement du territoire, LAT). (2016-01-01)
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