By means of physical planning the government tries to advance a development aiming at physical conditions as good as possible for society. For this purpose the provincial government has the instrument regional plan, in Dutch streekplan at its disposal. The plan presents the main features of future development in the plan area. Physical planning provides for relatively elaborated preparation and establishment procedures. They are partly statutory laid down, but in practice often completed with various other procedures. Among other things, the following considerations can be mentioned for this: The people concerned have the right or find it in their interest to know if and in which manner they are allowed to develop or to go on with certain activities. They should have the opportunity to bring in their strivings and interests in the process of decision making. On its turn the government finds it in its interest that citizens or groups of citizens will act in accordance with the decisions once they are taken. A certain degree of agreement in thinking about desired physical development and a certain acceptance of measures taken for the realization of it, are important matters in this respect. The process of communication and decision making mentioned above forms the main issue of this investigation.
Object of this study was the "Streekplan Friesland"(1982). The Provincial Executive started with the preparation of it in 1974; it was established by the Provincial Counicl at the beginning of 1982. The discussion on the plan on a national level ended at the end of 1984.
The Streekplan Friesland was completed after intensive procedures of opinion forming and decision making.
In this study the preparation and completion of the plan are analysed and evaluated. The main themes themes dealt with are:The forming of ideas about the desirable and possible physical development of the province.The the degree of consensus, brought about between all involved as to the desired of physical development.The framework of the organization, within which the process of opinion and decision making took place.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||12 Nov 1986|
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
- physical planning
- regional planning