The Netherlands: TDR-like initiatives for exchanging developments

L Janssen-Jansen, M Spaans, M van der Veen

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    Dutch planners recently adopted a more development oriented planning system and now search for marked-oriented planning instruments. The US-concept of transferable developments rights, where development possibilities are being transferred between areas, thus receives a lot of attention in the Netherlands. However, where in the American planning practice TDRs are used to compensate landowners for takings, the Dutch planners see it as a possible instrument to redistribute between profitable and non-profitable developments. This reflects the shift in Dutch planning towards a more conditional planning (confer concurrency, `pay as you grow¿). The assumption behind this type of planning is that the market itself should be able to resolve planning problems without (or only with little) (financial) public intervention. The Limburg-experiment might be an interesting conservation case. The Space for Space project in Brabant, where the demolishment of stables is being financed with the building of houses on large plots will be the conversion case. Instruments for re-allocation do not exist in the Netherlands. However on a local level the Dutch did create common land exploitation companies wherewith some spatial exchange took place (GrondExploitatieMaatschappij). In the new CBD of Amsterdam, re-allocation issues are also present.
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    Title of host publicationInternational Academic Forum on Planning, Law and Property Rights
    EditorsL Janssen-Janssen, R Alterman, HE van Rij, WGM Salet
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventInaugural Symposium of the International Forum on Planning, Law and Propertyrights - Amsterdam
    Duration: 7 Feb 20078 Feb 2007

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    ConferenceInaugural Symposium of the International Forum on Planning, Law and Propertyrights


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