|Type of Entry:||Case Study|
Three coastal regions; Uusimaa, Itä-Uusimaa and Kymenlaakso covers 15 000 km2 of land areas and 1 000 km2 of water areas spread to 49 municipalities. The coastline of these three regions is 9075 km long owing to the large number of islands and islets (6300). One and half million people live there, nearly a third of the Finnish population.
Human activities therefore put a high pressure on the land-use development. Detailed land-use plans for coastal areas are needed, covering in particular the protection of natural resources of national and European interest.
The seven municipalities involved in the project are: Tammisaari, Inkoo, Porvoo, Pernaja, Ruotsinpyhtää, Pyhtää and Virolahti.One characteristics of the Finnish project is that it is also a response to the promulgation in 1997 of the law on nature conservation which requires land use plans for the coastal strip.
|Contact:||Mr Rolf Nyström
Uusimaa Regional Environment Centre
PO Box 36
Telephone: +358-9-148 881
Fax: +358-9-148.88295 or +358-9-148.88325
|Financed by:||EU LIFE-Environment 96/FIN/071/PAZ (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding)|