Local planning at the municipal level is done through the preparation of planning studies like study of conditions and directions of spatial management and local development plan. These documents form the basis for issuing the so-called location decisions: decision on building and land development and decision on location of a public investment. This work shows the planning situation in Krakow after a year 2003, which came into effect a new law on spatial planning and development. The paper analyzed the percentage of area covered by local plans, part of plans drawn up under the Act of 1994 and 2003, average cost of one hectare of plan preparation, statistics issued positive location decisions. The basis of the analysis consisted of data from the Central Statistical Office of Research PP-1 Spatial planning in the municipality carried out in 2004-2010. The study reports adopted the information in the years 2003-2009 "Krakow in Figures 2010", as well as information Planning Office of the City of Krakow and Public Information Bulletin.