By Hanne Karin Tollan, Kings Bay AS

Kings Bay, as responsible for the Ny‐Ålesund planning area, hereby announces that the planning program for revision of land-use plan is determined. In accordance with the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act § 50 the final planning programme dated 21.10.21 is published so that the framework and premises for the plan can be publicly debated.

The current land use plan was adopted in 2009. The purpose for circulating the land use plan is to prepare an appropriate and updated legal management tool for development, use and protection of areas and buildings in the Ny-Ålesund planning area in accordance with updated framework conditions and overarching guidelines. The time horizon for the plan is 10 years.

Draft planning programme has been put out for public review during summer 2021. Statements with guidance and suggestions for the planning programme with respect to assessment topics and knowledge basis are incorporated in the final planning programme. All suggestions and statements from the consultation round will be used as a basis for the planning and assessment work in the future. The final planning programme describes the framework and content of the planning and assessment work, the planning process and arrangements for public participation.

Planning program: Ny-Ålesund Land Use Plan 2022-2032

Questions and comments to the planning work can be directed to Kings Bay AS and advisor Hanne Karin Tollan, phone: +47 790 27283.