The diploma paper analyses changes in the intended use of space in the selected municipalities of Črenšovci, Turnišče and Tišina. The analysis was based on municipal spatial acts applicable between 2003 (Spatial constituents of the long-term plans of the respective municipalities) and 2010 (Municipal spatial plans of the respective municipalities). The legislation was studied prior to carrying out the analysis, and a comparative table of intended spatial use categories was prepared on the basis of the regulations, which further enabled a draft of surface inventories for each municipality. The changes were also established with the aid of selected socio-economic indicators, such as the number of residential, central, production, green and transport surfaces per capita, and others.
The results revealed a minor increase in construction land, which was harmonised with the objectives of ZPNačrt (Spatial Planning Act, 2007) due to the fixing of settlement boundaries and building on construction land plots that had not yet been built up. Only Roma settlements are expected to expand, due to the increasing population. The Murska Sobota-Lendava motorway connection revealed the greatest non-compliance in construction land recorded in both municipal spatial acts; it also resulted in the destruction of the best agricultural land. This finding rebutted ARSO claims (ARSO, 2011) that the destruction of the best agricultural land was the result of residential and commercial construction. Renaturation took place in two of the municipalities (Črenšovci and Tišina) i.e. with the conversion of unutilised space intended for commercial zones into agricultural land and by minimising the marginal section of the settlements.
In the final part of diploma paper we find that the expansion trend of the intended use of space is consistent with the trend of demographic and economic development, as the negative demographic trend does not increase the living area. With the high unemployment rate there is increase in areas earmarked for economic and productive land. It would be reasonable to compare the result of analysis with the changes in actual land use and in that way follow the objectives within the municipal spatial planning documents.