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Detailed plan for close surrounding of Kärdla harbour

Kärdla

Detailed description of the Good Practice

After a baseline review the detailed plan of Kärdla harbour area was chosen as a a Pilot Action within the NEW BRIDGES project. One of the important motives was the reconstruction of Kärdla harbour starting in the autumn 2011 and thus also the surrounding area needed a development plan.

urban planning
quality of life
tourism
NEW BRIDGES
stakeholder involvement

Objectives of the Good Practice

to reconstruct Kärdla harbour to make it more comfortable and attractive

Participants of the Good Practice

representatives of Hiiumaa County Government, Kärdla Town Government, Hiiumaa Cooperation Network and Union of Hiiumaa Municipalities
residents, architects, journalists, National Heritage Board, Tourism Association, landowners, Estonian Road Administration, members and the officers of the town council

Target group of the Good Practice

citizens of Kärdla
tourists

Funding of the Good Practice

the European Union (European Regional Development Fund within the BSR Programme), Regional and local authorities of Hiiumaa

More Details of the Good Practice

The actual planning process was started by meeting with the representatives of Hiiumaa County Government, Kärdla Town Government, Hiiumaa Cooperation Network and Union of Hiiumaa Municipalities.

Later the residents, architects, journalists, National Heritage Board, Tourism Association, landowners, Estonian Road Administration, members and the officers of the town council were also involved.

A tendering process for the most suitable development plan was organized and the architect bureau ASE OÜ was selected. Their upcoming development plan included a SPA hotel with a conference centre, a business centre including small shops, cafés, tourist info and apartments on the upper storeys etc. Historical buildings, wool- and harbour warehouses would be renovated and opened for the use of tourists and residents. The old wool warehouse would be developed into a creativity centre with a gallery, a concert hall and a maritime museum and the harbour warehouse was planned to be used for the needs of the harbour.

After the first scheme a stakeholder meeting was held with the purpose of integrating the plan to the other plans in the area. The plan has been open for public hearing in the premises of Kärdla Municipality where it has gained a lot of interest.

According to a law the detailed plan must have several obligatory approvals,
open hearings and political decisions; the final detailed plan will be accepted and approved in the end of October.

Documentation and documents

NEW BRIDGES project http://www.urbanrural.net

Available files

Contact details

Annely Veevo
e-mail: annely@kardla.ee

Mr. Lauri Hooli
Project coordinator
Mob. +358 40 764 0683

Ms. Maija Rusanen
Communication coordinator
Mob. +358 44 9075994

Data sources and references

Planning Together for Better Quality of Life - Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interaction
News Bridge 1/2011