Investigations during the planning procedure – A case study of six zoning plans
Abstract: When new buildings are constructed, the municipality create a zoning plan that regulate the land and water use. While creating the zoning plan, the municipality also needs to complete different investigations so that the land can be built on. The effectivity of the municipal planning process is often criticized and some of the criticism is pointed towards the investigations. Investigations take long time and is often contributing to high costs. The aim of this study is therefore to examine what type of investigations that are made before and during the planning process. The result shows that the investigations occurs during three different periods of the planning process; before the process, during the process and after the consultation of the plan. Many of the investigations are common through every plan, however some of them differs depending on the conditions of the building area.
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