ÖIR supports the preparation of new rules for the development of supermarkets. The Austrian province Burgenland has set up new rules for the development of supermarkets within its spatial planning legislation. In the future new supermarket developments are only allowed in the city centre. Additionally, criteria for the design of supermarkets and the parking ground concerning climate adaptation, protection of the townscape and installation of photovoltaics were introduced.

Together with Büro Dr. Paula and Prof. Arthur Kanonier the OIR team – Erich Dallhammer, Ursula Mollay and Raffael Koscher – supported the spatial planning department of the province of Burgenland in developing this new regulation (in German).

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