The Land Use Plan (FNP) is a general development plan containing planning objectives
and proposals for the whole area of the city of Berlin. The plan was enacted
by the City Council (Abgeordnetenhaus) and is kept up to date by regular amendments.
Planning for the city of Berlin is integrated into the wider planning framework
for the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region. The Land Use Plan for the city
also serves as a Regional Plan, forming the basis for more detailed planning
concepts for strategic development areas and other sub-sections of the city.
General information on the Land Use Plan, on the modification procedure, on types
of modifications, on the layout of modification sheets and on the Environmental
About twice every year, current modifications to the Land Use Plan are put forward
for public consultation. During a period of four weeks the modifications can
be examined and representations be made.
Approved modifications to the Land Use Plan are publicised individually on “modification
sheets” and from time to time included in revised printed editions of the
plan as a whole. The modification sheets and revised planning documents of 1998,
2004 and 2009 are available here:
With every revised publication of the Land Use Plan (up-dated reprint of the
zoning map), a progress report on Land Use Planning is also publicised. The report
gives a general outline of major planning issues in the city, of recent changes
in circumstances affecting planning concepts, and of the current state of land
use planning as the only city-wide planning instrument which is subject to political
control and approval.
Our compilation of historical maps and plans depicts the planning history of
the city of Berlin from the “Hobrecht Plan” of 1862 up to the first
joint planning documents after re-unification in 1990. They illustrate the discontinuities
as well as the continuities in the development of the urban fabric and of planning
concepts over this period.