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The present Law lays down provisions concerning land use planning, protection of the environment and building regulations. The Canton shall issue guidelines for land use planning and local authorities shall issue guidelines for its application. They shall also ensure the application of all legislation dealing with the environment. Article 40 deals with the conservation, care and configuration of landscape, nature protection regions, and cultural heritage. Regulations shall aim at conserving indigenous plants and animals and their living space, promoting and, wherever necessary, creating new space; promoting soil cultivation so as to conserve threatened living space of animals and plants. Special attention shall be devoted to all still and running waters and their vegetation, as well as rare wood reserves. To these ends, the Canton and local authorities shall establish protected zones, issue regulations concerning protection, configuration and conservation of such subject matter; make agreement as to their cultivation; and, finally, to bear related expenses in whole or in part. Part VII is devoted to public waters such as lakes, rivers, brooks and canals, groundwater, ponds, springs of brooks. All public waters are property of the Canton. Part V deals with land consolidation, land reform and land tenure in general. The text consists of 170 articles divided into 11 Parts as follows: Introduction (I); Land use planning (II); Development (III); Protective measures (IV); Land consolidation (V); Streets (VI); Waters (VII); Official buildings of the Canton (VIII); Expropriation (IX); Penalties (X); Final and transitional provisions (XI).

Implemented by: Ordinance on land apportionment, boundary adjustment and expropriation (Apportionment and Expropriation Ordinance). (2013-01-01)
Implemented by: Building Ordinance. (2015-01-01)
Implemented by: Ordinance on fees to be levied by the Building, Transport and Environment Office for decisions on planning application. (2015-03-01)
Implemented by: Decree on contributions to land use planning. (2011-12-26)
Implemented by: Great Council Decision on Cantonal Structure Plan. (2015-06-30)

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Staatskanzlei Kanton Aargau

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