1.4 Main instruments

The different type of plans in the Planning and Building Act - Regional plan, Municipal comprehensive plan, Detailed development plan, Special area regulations and Property regulation plan - are the instruments of physical planning. Of these the most important are: the comprehensive plan that covers the entire municipality, the (so called) detailed comprehensive plan (fördjupad översiktsplan) that has the same status as a comprehensive plan but only covers a part of a municipality, and the detailed development plan.