Presentation on theme: "New land use plan for Ny-Ålesund NySMAC Helsinki spring 2014 Åsne Dolve Meyer, advisor Kings Bay AS."— Presentation transcript:
New land use plan for Ny-Ålesund NySMAC Helsinki spring 2014 Åsne Dolve Meyer, advisor Kings Bay AS
Why a new plan? The land-use plan will be customized to the new standardized drawing regulations for land-use plans at Svalbard. The sub-plan for the geodetic observatory will be incorporated in the land-use plan, so that we only will have one valid plan in Ny-Ålesund In 2012 the Governor did archaeological registrations, that led to some new cultural heritage areas New buildings that are not in the plan Building for light sensitive instruments outside town New building areas Changed drinking water catchment area – the existing one is wrong Include the existing and extended borrow pit by Tvillingvann
● 2014 Give public notice that planning is about to begin Work out a planning programme Prepare a draft plan Draft plan deposited for public inspection ● 2015 Submit the finalized plan proposal to the Governor The Governor approves the plan – Spring 2015 The process
New building areas Areas for dwellings, offices, common buildings and research buildings Preferences for placement: Near by the other research / dwelling buildings in town Close to existing infrastructure Preserve existing scientific instruments Protect the bird sanctuaries and the green areas in town Preserve the cultural heritage areas
● We need inputs from the research community to be able to include all the different aspects that need to be taken care of in the plan. ● Comments about activities that will make use of new land or changed use of land. ● We appreciate inputs as early as possible. ● The working language for the overall planning process will be Norwegian. ● Information needed for the international scientific community to make comments to the draft plan will be provided in English. ● When the land-use plan is approved by the Norwegian authorities the plan will be translated into English.