The municipality of Fontevivo lies in a strategic position not only with respect to the local context, i.e., near the provincial capital (Parma) and therefore strongly linked to the main centre of attraction, but above all because it is crossed by regional-level infrastructures (the Via Emilia, Via Emilia bis, Cispadana) national ones (the A1 and A15 motorways) and even international ones (the Tyrrhenian–Brenner corridor will eventually link the Mediterranean directly with northern Europe), both existing and planned.
Consequently, the goal of the Urban Masterplan is to govern overall territorial transformations, in view of their objective strategic potential, via an integrated vision.
The ultimate goal in adopting this integrated approach was to create an urban setting that is simultaneously of high environmental quality and able to maximize return for the community of the resources invested in its transformation, placing the actual needs of the community at the centre of the planning.
The fulcrum of the project strategies were identified in the creation of three distinct areas of specialization:
1. Concentration of residential expansion around the regional capital;
2. Redevelopment of the Via Emilia as a market road on which commercial and administrative forecasts are polarized by creating a brand new functional node as well as redeveloping the existing fabric for residential purposes;
3. Maintenance and enhancement of agriculture as an activity to structure the municipal land, in relation to the productivity of the terrain and the particular nature of the cultivation (permanent meadows and Parmesan Cheese).
Urban Planning Regulations lay down norms and dictate town planning and building regulations for local constructions, whether urban or rural. With respect to the previous GRP in force, “Regulations for the Historical Centre” have been introduced for the capital, and, in addition, the possibilities to intervene in rural settings have been increased, and any building interventions that favour environmental sustainability will be rewarded.
The UPR consists of cadastral maps to a scale of 1:2.000 of the entire municipal area (15 plates), Implementing Technical Standards, obligatory conditions, voluntary conditions with incentives for environmental sustainability, existing built heritage in an agricultural area and existing built heritage in urban areas of historical and architectural interest, and of cultural and historical value, Regulations for interventions in the historical centre - Implementing Technical Standards, Files on existing built heritage, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).
The UMP consists of:
. Region Profile: containing analyses of environmental systems (vegetation, fauna and ecosystems, soil, subsoil, underground and surface waters), settlement and landscape system, infrastructure system for mobility, rural land and planning;
. Urban Masterplan: Implementing Technical Standards, Environmental Information, List of Buildings of Historical-Architectural Interest, Mobility and Traffic Studies, Classification Table of the Municipal Land, Project Table of the Municipal Land, Chart of Environment and Historical-Cultural Protection and Superordinate Restrictions.
. Calculations for the sustainability of the Plan: Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), including an Environmental Report and an Impact Assessment relating to SIC-ZPS IT4020021 (Medio Taro).