The New «Regulation for the Preparation of Spatial Plans » regarding the creation process of the plans has come into effect:
•Hierarchy of spatial plans was clarified and relations with other special plans were defined.
•The definitions of spatial strategy plan, integrated coast zones plan, action plan, urban design project, and long-term development plan were defined for the first time.
•Principles regarding every plan were brought in addition to the general planning procedures.
•Principles and procedures regarding the plans and the data analyses to be made were specified separately.
•Applications speeding up and shortening the planning process were allowed.
•Tools that will ensure the publicity of and participation in plans were developed.
•Legend and standards were regulated in a way to cover the current needs.