The Regional Authority has the legal mandate to manage the long-term orderly settlement, landscape, and traffic development in the FrankfurtRheinMain region through its planning. With the regional preparatory land use plan which became effective for our 75 member municipalities on October 17, 2011, the Regional Authority has set a milestone for regional development. The plan provides a strong basis to ensure that the FrankfurtRheinMain region remains among the growth areas in Germany.

Regional plan and land use plan are for the first time subsumed under one plan, the regional preparatory land use plan (German), into which the landscape plan (German) is also integrated. Plans are living management tools; they change and offer the public many different opportunities to participate. Follow this link to see the current change procedures (German).

Energy and environmental protection are very important in the regional preparatory land use plan. For this reason, we are currently creating the objective sub-plan on renewable energy (Sachlicher Teilplan Erneuerbare Energien)  as a supplement to the regional preparatory land use plan. You can find important information on energy and the quality of the environmental media in FrankfurtRheinMain here.

FrankfurtRheinMain is the most important hub for personal and goods transportation in Germany. The regional public transportation system is also above-average. The plans for air traffic, rail and street traffic, regional bicycle traffic, and the use of waterways play an important role in the work of the Regional Authority. You can find more information on the topic of mobility here (German).



Regional preparatory land use plan – what is that?

Nothing can be built without a permit - not streets or residences, commercial areas or sports fields. And the building code has placed planning before permit. At the core of the FrankfurtRheinMain region, the responsibility of the Regional Authority is to create and update the regional preparatory land use plan for the region of the Authority of about 2,500 square kilometers and about 2.2 million inhabitants. Normally, this preparatory planning is the responsibility of the municipalities themselves. In order to keep the development of the area of the Authority in order, the regional preparatory land use plan describes which areas must remain undeveloped for climate and recreation and where new housing, streets, industrial and commercial sites may be created.

The regional preparatory land use plan
  • is the preparatory construction plan
  • is supposed to coordinate and control subsequent plans
  • represents the basics of the type of land use
  • is supposed to ensure sustainable urbanization development
  • is binding for administrations and other agencies