In collaboration with BUUR consultancy, the city developed a starting point for a vision on the desired densification policy in the Ninoof cores, and wrote this down in the residential zoning plan.
The residential zoning plan indicates which locations are suitable for densification and which type of densification is desirable. Zones that are easily accessible and have good facilities, such as the city center or village centres, will have more densification opportunities than zones that are less accessible and have few or no facilities. In addition, guidelines are given per zone about how compaction can take place, the permitted housing types, the maximum building height, etc. When compaction is carried out, added value must always be created.
The city had a Bouwmeester Scan performed beforehand. This mapped out spatial and policy-related strengths and weaknesses of the city and formulated recommendations for sustainable use of space. Katie Coppens, alderman for spatial planning: “The action points and analyzes from the scan were worked out into concrete guidelines in the residential zoning plan. Ninove has now, for the first time, developed a long-term vision for living in which the use of space with a high quality of living is central. Where do we want to densify or not? What types of housing, maximum building heights, green zones do we want in our city and villages?”.
No construction rights taken
This residential zoning plan does not take away any building rights and it does not replace any existing RUP or allotment plan, nor the Regional Plan. The plan does clarify the existing planning tools and additional guidelines for increasing density in the appropriate places in a sustainable way, and limiting it in less suitable locations.
Explanation residential zoning plan on 15 December
Would you like to know more about the residential zoning plan? Come to the explanation by Miechel De Paep of BUUR+Sweco consultancy on 15 December at 7 pm in the Liberale Kring, Dreefstraat 16, Ninove. Register via [email protected]