• Anders Schmidt Dalgaard
  • Jonathan Overgaard Markman
The Danish coastal areas have since 1977 been the subject of keen national interests and have therefore been protected from additional summer cabins and unnecessary facilities and development. The coastal regulation consists of the preservation zones, ‘strandbeskyttelseslinjen’ and ‘klitfredningszonen’, and the planning zone, ‘kystnærhedszonen’. The government announced the growth package ‘Growth and development everywhere in Denmark’ in November 2015, consisting of several proposals related to the national coastal protection. The government proposes to abrogate ‘kystnærhedszonen’ and to deregulate the zoning rules. The proposals appear to be a double deregulation of the coastal regulation. The international method territorial impact assessment is applied in the thesis to investigate potential territorial impacts caused by the proposals. On this foundation an impact assessment matrix is developed consisting of different territorial impacts which provide the analytical framework. The empirical knowledge is primarily based on an analysis of the existing state of law and interviews with one resource person and two civil servants from the municipalities of Morsø and Aalborg. The analysis reaches the conclusion that several negative territorial impacts will occur; sporadic built-up areas, unplanned built-up areas and undesirable built-up areas within the planning zone, ‘kystnærhedszonen’. It is assessed that the proposals will not contribute to local growth in the rural municipalities as the growth package intended, but instead cause a stress on the attractive areas of the country zone in the urban municipalities. The results are discussed within the frame of the object clause of the Planning Act. It becomes clear that there is a divergence concerning the proposals and the societal objectives from the object clause.
Publication date22 Jun 2016
Number of pages156
ID: 234932278