The Building and Planning Act (SFS 2010:900)

Outlines the parameters for the sustainable planning and conservation of land, water, and development. Authorises municipalities to issue permits and necessary permissions for construction and development, including the construction of wind turbines.

Relative to climate change, this Act requires climate impacts and adaptation be considered in planning and permitting for development. Specifically, the Act requires planning and permitting processes to consider:
– The sustainable management of land, water, energy, and raw materials and environmental conditions
– The conservation of energy and water, as well as climate conditions
– Chances of preventing water and air pollution

Requires municipalities to have long-term development master plans that include defined areas and limits of public space, land, and water. Authorises municipalities to determine how environmentally valuable public space should be protected. Requires environmental impact assessments for zoning plans and outlines the procedures for the adoption and repeal of zoning plans.

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