Urban Development Plans and Permits: Inefficiencies in the Swedish legal system
2015 (English)In: Challenges for Governance Structures in Urban and Regional Development / [ed] Erwin Hepperle, Robert Dixon-Gough, Reinfried Mansberger, Jenny Paulsson, Franz Reuter and Meltem Yilmaz, Zurich: vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich, 2015, 75-88 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
In the Swedish urban development system there seems to be a gap between the Planningand Building Act and the practice. The aim of the article is to empirically show how theSwedish planning process is conducted and to analyse whether the legislation can be betteradapted to practice. It could be concluded from the study that the Detailed Plan(detaljplan) in Sweden is no longer a plan, but rather an early “permit decision” for aspecific development project, which normally is initiated before plan preparation. Incombination with “aestethic design programs”, the Detailed Plan tend to be increasinglydetailed and the building permit examination serves no real function for the exteriordesign of the buildings. The question is then whether two decisions are really needed: botha detailed plan and a building permit in cases where the decisions concern in principle thesame thing. The proposal presented in the article is to use one “building decision” in orderto both obtaining a more efficient process, and avoiding the friction that sometimes occursin the coordination between the Detailed Plan and the building permit.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zurich: vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich, 2015. 75-88 p.
urban development, urban planning, detailed plan, building permit, Sweden
Law and Society
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-160100ISBN: 9783728136572OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-160100DiVA: diva2:788442
QC 201503092015-02-142015-02-142015-03-09Bibliographically approved