|Original name:||Maankäyttö- ja rakennuslaki|
|Name:||Act (132/1999) on Land Use and Building.|
|Subject(s):||Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line in Finnish & Swedish as revised FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland (consulted on 2022-02-16)
Legislation on-line FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland PDF of Unofficial English Translation as amended to Act 222/2003 (consulted on 2022-02-16)
|Abstract/Citation:||The objective of this Act is to ensure that the use of land and water areas and building activities on them create preconditions for a favourable living environment and promote ecologically, economically, socially and culturally sustainable development.
The Act also aims to ensure that everyone has the right to participate in the preparation process, and that planning is high quality and interactive, that expertise is comprehensive and that there is open provision of information on matters being processed.