Application deadline for lifting shore protection at harbors is approaching
Until June 1, 2018, municipalities can apply to have beach protection lifted on areas in and around urban harborsWith an amendment to the Nature Protection Act, which was passed last summer, it will be possible for certain harbors to have beach protection lifted. This will typically be beach-protected areas at medium-sized urban ports. If this happens, there will be a wider framework for merging the urban harbor and city, which the municipalities have expressed a desire for. This could be for the establishment of better facilities, for example for the tourism industry in the form of holiday homes or eateries. - With the change in the law last summer, it became possible in some harbors to set up, for example, a packed lunch house without dispensation, even if the area is located in a beach-protected area. However, the amendment also made it possible to completely remove beach protection at some harbors. "If this happens, a restaurant could be built instead of a packed lunch house, to put it simply," says Hans Erik Cutoi-Toft. The legislative amendment, which makes it possible to lift beach protection on urban areas in or around harbors, follows up on the agreement on A Denmark in Better Balance, which was signed in June 2016 between the then Liberal government, the Social Democrats, the Danish People's Party and the Conservative People's Party. Read more about the shoreline protection line. Read more about the amendment to the Nature Conservation Act. Facts:
- Municipalities can apply for the repeal of beach protection on areas in and around harbors before June 1, 2018, cf. section 69(3) of the Nature Protection Act.
- A single application must be submitted for each relevant municipality. This means that an application can relate to multiple ports.
- There is only this one option to apply for a waiver
- Applications must be sent to the Danish Coastal Authority via email to email@example.com.
- The application must include the following for each port: A description of the port, the reasons for the application and map attachments showing where shore protection is to be lifted.
Further information: Area Manager Hans Erik Cutoi-Toft, Danish Coastal Authority, tel.: 25 41 97 61, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Environmental Consultant Kasper Ullum, Danish Ports, tel.: 4244 9161, e-mail: email@example.com See more news from Danish Ports here