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Regional land use planning in Lapland

 

In Lapland, the regional land use plan is drafted by sub-region. The general land use in Lapland is currently resolved with five regional land use plans and four stagewise regional land use plans for the following regions: Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi, Ranua), Eastern Lapland (Kemijärvi, Pelkosenniemi, Posio, Salla, Savukoski), Northern Lapland (Inari, Sodankylä, Utsjoki) and Fell Lapland (Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio). The Ministry of the Environment ratified the regional land use plan for Western Lapland in winter 2014.

The currently valid stagewise regional land use plans are the land use plan for wind power in the sea and coastal area of Lapland, the land use plan for nuclear power for the Kemi-Tornio area, the stagewise Rovaniemi land use plan, and the stagewise land use plan for the Sokli mine project.

The stagewise regional land use plan for the Suhanko mine project was ratified by the Ministry of the Environment 13.1.2016. Partial annulment of the land use plan for nuclear power for the Kemi-Tornio was ratified by the Ministry of the Environment 10.5.2016 after three appeals were overruled. 

Currently under preparation is the regional land use plan for Rovaniemi and Eastern Lapland. The regional land use proposal will be set for public display in  15.8.-14.9.2016. Concerned municipalities' citizens and other involved may give their notes regarding regional land use plan during that time.

 

 
Map of Regional land use planning in Lapland