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Which maritime spatial plans exist?

Currently, there is no single MSP plan for the entire Croatian marine area, but the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia is covered by various spatial plans, which comprise both terrestrial and marine areas. Following the requirements of the Physical Planning Act, preparation of the State Plan for Spatial Development for the entire terrestrial and marine area (up to the external limit of territorial waters) of Republic of Croatia has been initiated.

Spatial plans for protected areas managed by national authorities, encompassing both terrestrial and marine areas, have also been developed.

Moreover, at the sub-national level, all coastal county plans include provisions for their marine areas (up to the external limit of the territorial sea) referring to different sea uses.

MSP legislation

The backbone of the legislation on physical planning in Croatia is the Physical Planning Act. The amendment of this Act (Official Gazette 153/13, 65/17) came into force in July 2017, also providing the full transposition of the EU MSP Directive into the legislation of the Republic of Croatia.

National MSP authority

The ministry in charge of physical planning (the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets - MPPCSA) is the competent state body for spatial and physical planning.

In accordance with the amendments made to PPA in 2018 (OG 114/2018), the former Croatian Institute for Spatial Development continues its work within the MPPCSA. It continues to develop or coordinate the development of spatial plans and performs other professional physical planning activities according to PPA, including MSP implementation in Croatia at the national level.

Contact

Vesna Marohnić-Kuzmanović, dipl.ing.arh.

Head of Service for Strategy and other Spatial Planning Documents of State Level

Sector for Spatial Planning Documents of State Level

Institute for Spatial Development

Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets

Republike Austrije 20, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

tel: +358 (0)1 3712-756

mail: Vesna.MarohnicKuzmanovic@mpgi.hr

 

Kristina Kovačić, mag.Arch.

Senior expert advisor

Sector for Spatial Planning Documents of State Level

Institute for Spatial Development

Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets

Republike Austrije 20, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

tel: +358 (0)1 3712-892

mail: Kristina.Kovacic@mgipu.hr

 

Tina Filjak-Juračić, mag.Arch.

Expert advisor

Sector for Physical Planning

Directorate for Physical Planning and Permits of State Significance

Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets

Republike Austrije 20, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

tel: +358 (0)1 3782-454

mail: Tina.Filjak-Juracic@mgipu.hr

 

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Last Update 14.09.2021