In Lapland, the regional land use plan is drafted by sub-region. The general land use in Lapland is currently resolved with five regional land use plans and four stagewise regional land use plans for the following regions: Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi, Ranua), Eastern Lapland (Kemijärvi, Pelkosenniemi, Posio, Salla, Savukoski), Northern Lapland (Inari, Sodankylä, Utsjoki) and Fell Lapland (Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio). The Ministry of the Environment ratified the regional land use plan for Western Lapland in winter 2014.
The currently valid stagewise regional land use plans are the land use plan for wind power in the sea and coastal area of Lapland, the land use plan for nuclear power for the Kemi-Tornio area, the stagewise Rovaniemi land use plan, and the stagewise land use plan for the Sokli mine project.
The stagewise regional land use plan for the Suhanko mine project and partial annulment of the land use plan for nuclear power for the Kemi-Tornio area are currently in the process of ratification in the Ministry of the Environment.
Currently under preparation is the regional land use plan for Rovaniemi and Eastern Lapland.