Spatial Structure Plan for Flanders (in Dutch)


The Spatial Structure Plan for Flanders has been adopted by the Flemish government and parliament in 1997. It defines the leading principles for spatial planning in Flanders based on a projection of the wished-for spatial structure of Flanders. As the plan is drawn against the background of a densely populated region, is main vision is "Flanders, urban and open." As such it aims at keeping and strengthening as much open space as possible, yet at the same time giving more space for economic development and living. The plan has been subject of two small revisions (2003 and 2010). Both revisions keep to its original strongholds. Recently, a new in-debt revision has started, which has to match the original strongholds to the current societal challenges. The document is written in Dutch.