Municipality and Planning
The municipalities are required to protect cultural heritage in their local planning.
Physical planning is an important instrument in preserving, developing and promoting the tangible component of our cultural heritage.
Since 2007, the municipalities have been the main stewards of cultural heritage in Denmark. Thus local planning is very significant for cultural heritage, in that municipal land-use plans are required to formulate guidelines and a statement of objectives to safeguard heritage assets. Those assets may be individual elements – from grand monuments to more humble vestiges – and the composite assets known as cultural environments.