Spatial Planning

The Finnish land use planning system has three levels:

  • the regional plan
  • the local master plan and
  • the local detailed plan.

The regional spatial plan is drawn up by the Regional Council. The local master plan and the local detailed plan are prepared by the local authority.

The Regional Land Use Plan 2050

The Regional Council of Ostrobothnia has started drawing up the regional land use plan for Ostrobothnia 2050.

A public consultation on the participation and assessment scheme is held from 2nd to 31th March 2022. The scheme is available in Finnish and Swedish. The scheme is presented to the public at a digital information meeting (in Swedish and Finnish) on 14th March 2022 at 6–8 PM.

You may express you opinion on the scheme by 31th March.    

The Regional Land Use Plan 2040

The regional spatial plan contains a general plan for land use for the entire region or for a specific sub-area therein. It sets out the principles of land use and community structure, and designates areas as necessary for regional development. The plan is used as a guideline when drawing up municipal plans and organizing land use.

The regional plan covers the entire Ostrobothnia and essential functions in the society, such as community structure, cultural environments, green areas, traffic, and water supply. The plan is presented on a map with a key to the symbols and written regulations. The plan also includes a report which provides the information required for assessing the goals and options of the plans and their impacts, and the justification for the approaches adopted.

The regional plan documents can be found on the Finnish and Swedish sections of the web page.

Contact us

Ann Holm
Director of Regional Planning