Planning creates a good living environment.
A city plan is a plan that determines the use of land area and the principles of construction. City planning is guided by legislation, the master plan and the City’s own objectives.
The City is responsible for the city planning. Annually, there are around 60 city plans in the making in Lahti. Changes in the city planning are instituted by the City or a private party.
The plan is presented on a map
Markings and stipulations on the city plan map display matters such as the amount of construction needed and the placement of buildings. The city plan also determines other factors affecting the structure and townscape of the city, such as street width and green areas. Construction can be directed in more detail by determining the facade materials, for example.
The city plan map is complemented by a plan report. Usually, illustrations and building practice instructions related to the plan are also drawn up to clarify the purpose of the plan.
Apply for a change of city plan
A change to the city plan can be applied for with a plan application. Before submitting the application, you should contact the planners.
Familiarise yourself with planning
The annually published planning review presents pending plan work areas. Every plan project has its own website where you can follow the progress of the planning.
Planning review (in Finnish)