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Building in an area not covered by a detail plan

A decision regarding necessity of planning is required in areas not covered by a detail plan, where a societal development requiring more extensive planning is expected, or in areas with significant environmental values or – inconveniences. A decision regarding necessity of planning is also required when the construction may cause unusually extensive environmental consequences.

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In Vaasa, all land areas not covered by a detail plan are, in accordance with the land use- and building’s act 16 §, determined to be areas in need of planning. Exception to this, however, is Vähäkyrö, where land areas in need of planning are designated in a themed map in the building ordinance. Outbuildings and smaller extensions generally do not require a decision regarding necessity of planning if there is an already existing main building on the building site. More information (in Finnish) regarding areas in need of planning can be found in the land use- and building’s act 16 § and special prerequisites for building permit in 137 §. The Vaasa city building ordinance is available in Finnish and Swedish.

Application for decision regarding necessity of planning is handed in to the Vasa city planning department. The neighbors of the building site should be notified about the application. The neighbor consultation can be carried out by the city of Vaasa, if needed, at a cost of 60€/neighbor, levied on the applicant.

The decision regarding necessity of planning is taken by the director of the city planning department. An affirmative decision is valid for two years’ time, during which building permit should be applied for or the decision is void. In which case the decision is to be disputed, an appeal can be directed to the Vaasa City Council’s board of planning.

Prerequisites for granting of a decision regarding necessity of planning are, in accordance with the land use – and building’s act 137 §, that construction may not cause inconvenience in regards to the planning procedures or other regulating of land use and that it does not lead to adverse societal development. Construction must be suitable with regards to the landscape and must not hinder preservation of special natural- or cultural values or recreational needs. Furthermore, building in an area in need of planning must not lead to construction having substantial consequences and must not cause significant, harmful environmental consequences or other significant or harmful consequences.

The Vaasa city council’s board of planning has approved guidelines regarding principles of dimensioning, of which the goal is to promote detail planning in favor of spread out building as well as equal treatment of land owners. These principles also outline the amount of construction that can be permitted in various areas.

Price: Processing of decision regarding necessity of planning costs 345€ and the decision itself 159€, totaling 495€

We recommend discussing the matter with a contact person before handing in the application.

Contact person Jonas Åberg, tel. 040-1703278, e-mail jonas.aberg(at)vaasa.fi

In Vaasa, all land areas not covered by a detail plan are, in accordance with the land use- and building’s act 16 §, determined to be areas in need of planning. Exception to this, however, is Vähäkyrö, where land areas in need of planning are designated in a themed map in the building ordinance. Outbuildings and smaller extensions generally do not require a decision regarding necessity of planning if there is an already existing main building on the building site. More information (in Finnish) regarding areas in need of planning can be found in the land use- and building’s act 16 § and special prerequisites for building permit in 137 §. The Vaasa city building ordinance is available in Finnish and Swedish.

Application for decision regarding necessity of planning is handed in to the Vasa city planning department. The neighbors of the building site should be notified about the application. The neighbor consultation can be carried out by the city of Vaasa, if needed, at a cost of 60€/neighbor, levied on the applicant.

The decision regarding necessity of planning is taken by the director of the city planning department. An affirmative decision is valid for two years’ time, during which building permit should be applied for or the decision is void. In which case the decision is to be disputed, an appeal can be directed to the Vaasa City Council’s board of planning.

Prerequisites for granting of a decision regarding necessity of planning are, in accordance with the land use – and building’s act 137 §, that construction may not cause inconvenience in regards to the planning procedures or other regulating of land use and that it does not lead to adverse societal development. Construction must be suitable with regards to the landscape and must not hinder preservation of special natural- or cultural values or recreational needs. Furthermore, building in an area in need of planning must not lead to construction having substantial consequences and must not cause significant, harmful environmental consequences or other significant or harmful consequences.

The Vaasa city council’s board of planning has approved guidelines regarding principles of dimensioning, of which the goal is to promote detail planning in favor of spread out building as well as equal treatment of land owners. These principles also outline the amount of construction that can be permitted in various areas.

Price: Processing of decision regarding necessity of planning costs 345€ and the decision itself 159€, totaling 495€

We recommend discussing the matter with a contact person before handing in the application.

Contact person Jonas Åberg, tel. 040-1703278, e-mail jonas.aberg(at)vaasa.fi