Grond voor Wonen

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An important and urgent policy question in the Netherlands is currently how a sufficient supply of housing can be guaranteed in the coming 15 years. Municipalities play a crucial role in the supply of housing locations, both through active and facilitating land policy. The way in which municipalities use the available set of instruments from land policy for housing objectives was central to this study. By means of two case studies (the municipalities of 's-Hertogenbosch and Zwolle) and a survey among all Dutch municipalities, an attempt was made to obtain insights into the strategic use of land policy instruments for the realization of housing objectives.

The municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch opts for active use of land policy, by developing strategic land positions that are already owned and, if possible, entering into public-private partnerships with market parties if they cannot control the land positions. The municipality of Zwolle opts for a combination of active and facilitating land policy and thereby also uses other instruments to achieve its objectives. Zwolle uses the Concilium, a collaboration platform between corporations, municipalities and market parties focused on the realization of housing objectives. Although both municipalities opt for a different strategy, the arguments why they opt for such a strategy largely agree. In both municipalities, having a grip on urban development is the most important reason for strategic land use policy.
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/18