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Stakeholder involvement in the Bråbygden planning process

Brabygden

Detailed description of the Good Practice

The Bråbygden area is an area with high values. It is a Natura 2000 area because of the still existing values in the preserved cultural landscape. At the same time Bråbygden is developing. Both young and old families move in to Bråbygden. It has become necessary to make a general plan for this area. The main issues are:
how many new houses can be built?
where should they be located?
how do we ensure that it is possible to provide sufficient water supplies and waste water treatment?
how do we protect the cultural and natural values in the area?

The municipality decided to involve the stakeholders in the planning process.


citizen democracy
stakeholder involvement
participation

Objectives of the Good Practice

to make a general plan for the area in order to develop it and to preserve cultural landscape

Participants of the Good Practice

local authorities of the village
planners
citizens

Target group of the Good Practice

citizens

Funding of the Good Practice

local authorities

More Details of the Good Practice

First meeting
The stakeholders in Bråbygden were invited to a first meeting in the Bråbogården (the village meeting place). The municipal planning function had prepared for the meeting by making maps and posters showing the area, the present land use, different values, interests and conflicts.

1.The maps and posters could be viewed by the stakeholders at the beginning of the meeting.
2.After that the participants were divided into four work groups. The task for each group was to suggest where new houses and new businesses could be located. Each group got one hour to discuss the questions and to present their suggestions on a map.
3.The groups presented their different ideas to each other and the civil servants.
4.The four presentations were compared and discussed before the end of the meeting.
5.the results of the meeting (maps and notes) were brought back to the planning office and put together into a suggestion to bring to the next meeting.




EIA document:
The suggestions and results from the first meeting were tested in a Environmental Impact Assessment. It was clear that it would be possible to build new houses and to start new businesses in the Bråbygden area. It was also clear that it would be useful to get more grazing animals into the landscape. This would make it possible to preserve the botanical values in long term perspective.

Second meeting:
The stakeholders who took part in the first meeting were invited to a second meeting in The result from the first meting, the suggestions based on these results and the EIA wre presented to the stakeholders. There was an open discussion about the results and it was decided that the planning process should be continued. The stakeholders at the meeting elected a group of representatives to keep in contact with the planning officers.

Third meeting
This meting was held with the group of representatives to inform them of the continued planning and to get their opinion of the current result.

Fourth meeting
A new meeting with the group of representatives before a preliminary document is presented to the whole group of stakeholders and to the authorities. The preliminary plan is presented and discussed at the meeting and some final comments could be made by the stakeholder group.

 

After the meting there were a few alterations in the preliminary document before the traditional planning process is continued.

Available files

Contact details

Bodil Liedberg Jönsson
Director for Community Planning
0046 491-76 47 42
0046 70-605 33 54
bodil.liedbergjonsson@oskarshamn.se