Land use plan
The Land Use Plan is referred to as a Preliminary Functional Zoning Plan (Flächennutzungsplan, FNP). It is based on the Building Code, the most important German law for functional zoning. The Land Use Plan provides the planning framework for the urban development of the entire urban area for a period of approximately ten to fifteen years. The legally binding original plan is available from the city planning office and can be viewed at the plan information.
- City of Leipzig's Effective Land Use Plan (only in german, PDF 31 MB)
- Land Use Plan and Search Function in the Interactive City Map(only in german)
Based on the planning, both regional and municipal informational plans and specialist plans were evaluated. At the regional level, the Saxony Development Plan and the Regional Plan for West Saxony are crucial in defining the respective objectives and development ideas for the region and the Free State of Saxony. The following plans were taken into account at the municipal level:
- The Landscape Plan is the ecological basis for the Land Use Plan and an instrument for assessing the environmental compatibility of functional zoning and other plans and programmes.
- The Integrated Urban Development Concept (INSEK) Leipzig 2030 is the future strategy for Leipzig's development over the next 10 to 15 years. It brings together all the issues that are important for Leipzig's urban development. The interdisciplinary work within the city administration is just as important as the integration of all stakeholders in the city.
- The Urban Development Plans (STEPs) for Commercial and Industrial Areas (2005, currently being updated), City and District Centres (2016) and Urban Development Plan for Residential Areas (STEP Wohnbauflächen) (2011, currently being updated).
- Specialised planning in the areas of school development, social, cultural and transportation planning (street network planning, local transport plan, long-term development concept for the Kindergarten Network 2020 and others).
On the basis of municipal planning (Landscape Plan, INSEK, STEPs, specialist planning), a Spatial Model of Urban Development (only in german, PDF 75 KB) was created. At its core, the concept aims to reflect the fundamental direction of Leipzig's future economic, urban, infrastructural and natural landscape development. In the evaluation of the plans, the Land Use Plan has the following objectives:
- To maintain and develop attractive housing and living conditions for all groups of the population by using compact and diverse urban structures in the existing buildings.
- To secure the necessary locations for the development of the economy and the preservation and creation of jobs.
- To maintain and develop an efficient transportation network.
- To preserve and develop the urban landscape as a special feature of Leipzig.
- To develop and make available new building sites in an economical, needs-based manner with special consideration of environmental concerns and to ensure social infrastructures (schools, kindergartens) in the context of demographic development.