Gravel garden
The Statute for the Avoidance of Gravel Gardens (Satzung zur Verhinderung von Schottergärten) in Chemnitz, Germany is a dedicated law to ensure and promote an appropriate greening and design of building plots. Specifically, the creation of gravel areas is to be avoided in green designs to improve living conditions and counteract health hazards caused by the urban climate. The 2022 statute serves to ensure the long-term climate protection goals of the city of Chemnitz and the improvement of water retention as a precaution against flood events. By regulating binding design requirements for the design of the ground conditions and the surface of the undeveloped areas of built-up properties, the same requirements are to be defined for all properties (private and public) and legal certainty is to be guaranteed for the owners.