Land-use Planning Systems in the OECD

Country Fact Sheets

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This report provides an overview of spatial and land-use planning systems across the OECD. It contains country fact sheets that focus on formal aspects of planning systems, as they are defined by laws and regulations. The country fact sheets describe the responsibilities of each level of government with respect to spatial and land-use planning. They include a description of all spatial and land-use plans of a country and show their hierarchical relations in a diagram. For most countries, the fact sheets also contain key statistics on land use. A summary chapter provides an overview of the information in the country fact sheets and discusses land value capture tools, land expropriation procedures, reforms of the planning system, and other issues. The information provided in this report was collected through a survey that involved academic experts on planning from all 32 countries covered.




Slovenia is a unitary country with 2 levels of government; the national level and 212 municipalities. As in most unitary countries, the national government adopts the framework legislation that structures the spatial planning system. It conducts most land-use related work through the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, which is responsible for the preparation of national level spatial plans, for environmental impact assessments, for the designation of nature conservation areas, for land surveys and for the provision of land and cadastre data. In addition to the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, other ministries may also propose the preparation of National Spatial Plans if necessary. Furthermore, the national government influences land use through its responsibility for national roads, railways and other structures of national importance, for agriculture and for heritage protection. Through an administrative agency, the national government is also responsible for issuing building permits.


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