Objectives and priorities for community planning and building
Objectives for community planning
The national objectives for community planning are:
- a clear role for spatial planning in work to achieve sustainable development in cities, towns and rural areas;
- regulations and other policy instruments that meet the requirements of effectiveness and efficiency in the best way, while guaranteeing legal security and citizen influence;
good conditions for building housing and non-residential premises, setting up business and other community development, while ensuring a good living environment.
Objectives for building
The objectives for building are:
- construction works that are sustainable in the long term;
- effective regulations and other policy instruments that promote efficient resource and energy use in a life cycle perspective, and a good indoor environment in building and management;
effective competition in the building and property sector.
What the Government wants
The Government wants to encourage housing construction and increase the rate of planning by simplifying and clarifying the rules and making them easier to grasp and more consistent.
Priorities for 2013
Inquiry to review the system of implementing detailed development plans and a shortened planning and building process
In 2012, an inquiry has analysed the provisions concerning plan implementation. In 2013, the same inquiry is also to examine the necessary conditions for simplifying and shortening the planning and building process.
Inquiry to review certain building issues to make it easier to build
In 2012, an inquiry has reviewed certain building issues with a view to making it easier to build in Sweden. The same inquiry will continue in 2013 and examine the issue of consumer protection in the event of defects or damage to detached and semi-detached houses.
The budget for housing policy amounts to SEK 997 million for 2013