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The key issues to be resolved in the Östersundom local master plan are the rail link, the land use supporting it and the strengthening of the green network.

The local master planning in Östersundom starts

Östersundom’s joint master plan was repealed in May 2021, and planning in the area continues with partial master planning.

There is no valid master plan for the Östersundom area. Helsinki, Vantaa and Sipoo municipalities drafted a joint master plan for the Östersundom area in 2010–2018. The Supreme Administrative Court repealed the plan’s approval decision on 10 May 2021 based on adverse effects on Natura network sites.

The Östersundom area needs a legally binding master plan to guide the land use and construction in the area and safeguard nature values. The planning area of Östersundom’s local master plan includes the entire Östersundom greater district and part of the Mustavuori subarea that was not included in Helsinki’s City Plan 2016. The City of Helsinki owns 59 per cent of the planned area.

The local master plan identifies the key community structure of the area, meaning the areas to be built, the areas that remain green areas and, as a key element, the route of the rail connection.

The local master plan aims to prepare for the population growth in Helsinki, to steer the growth in a sustainable manner, to increase the supply of diverse housing types, to provide construction sites for detached houses and to balance the regional structure of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area towards the east.

The area is to be a carbon-neutral part of the city, connected to the rest of Helsinki by rail. The development of the area aims for overall sustainability, including economic, ecological and social sustainability.

The key issues to be resolved in the Östersundom local master plan are the rail link, the land use supporting it and the strengthening of the green network. The protection of the Natura 2000 sites, nature reserves and important ecological links in the area are important starting points for the planning.

Learn more and comment on the participation and assessment plan

The participation and assessment plan  (OAS) indicates why the partial city plan is being prepared, how the planning is progressing and at what stage it can be influenced. The participation and assessment plan for the Östersundbom partial master plan will be on display from 1 February until 28 February 2022 as follows:

  • On the hel.fi/planning website.
  • Urban Environment Division’s customer service is available by phone on 09 310 22111 and online. The visiting address of the customer service is Työpajankatu 8. Due to the exceptional circumstances, please check the opening hours of the customer service point.
  • Material related to the planning will be updated to the Helsinki Map Service.

Meet the planners

The content of the participation and evaluation plan and the starting points of the partial city plan are presented at a Teams online event on Wednesday, 9 February 2022, from 17:00–18:30. You can join the meeting starting from 16:50 by clicking on the joining link or by typing the link in the address field of your web browser:
bit.ly/ostersundom-oyk-tilaisuus. You can participate in the meeting using the web browser without downloading the Teams meeting programme to your device.

Please submit your comments on the participation and assessment plan and the preparatory materials no later than 28 February 2022. Those who have provided their e-mail or postal address in connection with the comments will receive a notice of the decision of the Urban Environment Committee.

You can submit your opinion on the participation and assessment plan electronically at bit.ly/ostersundom-oas-palaute.

Written comments are submitted to the following address: City of Helsinki, Registrar’s Office, P.O. Box 10, 00099 City of Helsinki (visiting address: City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13, telephone: 09 310 13700, web address: https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/en/administration/administration/registrars) or by e-mail to helsinki.kirjaamo@hel.fi using the following header: “Östersundom partial master plan”

Comments can also be presented directly to the planner. An appointment must be agreed on in advance.

The progress of the partial master plan and opportunities for participation will be communicated throughout the planning process. The most important participation procedures include the statutory deposit stage, negotiations between authorities and stakeholders, presentation and discussion events and informal discussions with the planners.

Local master planning stages and the participation schedule

  • 1 December 2021–9 January 2022: Map survey
  • 2 December 2021: New Östersundom online event
  • Participation and assessment plan on deposit from 1 February until 28 February 2022
  • Online event on 9 February 2022 from 17:00–18:30
  • 11 May 2022: planning status presentation in connection with the New eastern Helsinki online event
  • Autumn 2022: Workshops/other resident and expert interaction during the land use scenario phase
  • Late 2023: plan draft on deposit
  • 2024: plan proposal on deposit
Updated 8.11.2022