Local master plan

A local master plan is a general plan that dictates a city's urban structure, land use, and traffic network. It designates areas for the needs of, among other things, workplaces, traffic, nature conservation, and recreation.

The local master plan is described on a map, and it consists of plan symbols and plan provisions, as well as a plan report. The local master plan dictates such typical issues as new traffic routes, the city's expansion, and placement of special functions like depots, waste treatment plants, and other functions causing environmental nuisance.

Vantaa's local master plan entered into force on December 17, 2007.

Most parts of Vantaa are covered by the 2007 local master plan, which was approved by the city council on December 17, 2007, and which entered into force by means of public notices on February 5, 2009, June 3, 2009, and January 13, 2010.

Part of West Vantaa is covered by the Marja-Vantaa component master plan, which was approved by the city council on June 19, 2006 and entered into force on July 9, 2008.

A small part of Hakkila and Jokiniemi are covered by the 1992 local master plan, approved by the city council on September 14, 1992.