Legislation, planning and permits

Physical planning initiatives must take climate changes into account, because all new systems are expected to have a lifespan of 50-100 years. Climate changes should therefore be addressed and incorporated into plans that regulate the change of land use, namely, municipal and local plans, wastewater plans, water plans and municipal risk management plans. These plans constitute the future administrative basis for this area and are binding on the authorities but not on local residents. The only exception is local plans, which impose obligations on residents.

WSUD does not become a reality until the concept and techniques have been incorporated into all relevant plans. Furthermore, it is also important that the relevant permits can be issued without every municipal having to start from scratch every time. Read more about how to get started.

Local authorities are required to prepare climate adaptation plans, and the Danish Nature Agency provides an overview of existing legislation in the area, see here (in Danish).

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