Planning of Rail Baltica tunnel area – illustrating
            the relation between VASAB 2010 Vision and
               ...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?


I will illustrate on that based upon:
• VASAB 2010;
• Via Baltica Spatial D...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?


Short case study on how VASAB 2010
had influence on local planning based
up...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?


VASAB 2010 stated:

Improved railway transportation system
shall provide co...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?


Via Baltica Spatial Development Zone
report stated that following Strategy ...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?


Estonian National Plan - Estonia
2010 has chosen the direction for
high-spe...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?
                                                      .    Rail Baltica and
 ...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?


Based upon Harju
County Plan Viimsi
Municipality was
forced by County
Gover...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?


According to the old Planning and Building Act and also according to
the ne...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?

Viimsi Municipality was therefore
forced to take another action and
carry ou...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?

Comprehensive Plan for Äigrumäe
village, Laiaküla village, Metsakasti
villag...
How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life?


Vision of VASAB 2010 has effected
according the demonstrated case
Estonia s...
The importance of common vision


The vision of VASAB has and will
have legal, political, environmental
and financial outp...
Aim of planning and vision
                            Aim of planning is:
     To create the desired future by fully info...
Aim of planning and vision


Any plans that becomes real is based upon
a vision. Vision becomes real if people who
have to...
OÜ Head is independent consulting company
focused on sharing skills of conscious planning
and decision making.

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                                   Kaur Lass
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             ...
In co-operation with:
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At Roundtable Rail Baltica and Helsinki-Tallinn Twin-City development 13.11.2009 Viimsi Municipality asked Kaur Lass to give his professional opinion on how international planning co-operation, Estonian National Spatial Plan (Estonia 2010) etc have had an effect for the comprehensive plans in Viimsi. This theme has been actual for Viimsi Municipality for about 10 years now. Taken into account that in 1999 Harju County Governor demanded that the tunnel area for future high-speed train Rail Baltica should be reserved in a comprehensive plan for Viimsi penninsula ( Viimsi valla mandriosa üldplaneering, a comprehensive plan that has been valid from 11.01.2000, Kaur Lass being the project manager).

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  1. 1. Planning of Rail Baltica tunnel area – illustrating the relation between VASAB 2010 Vision and Comprehensive plans of Viimsi Kaur Lass Architect (MA), Spatial Planning Expert OÜ Head, CEO and consultant Updated 04.12.2009 www.headandlead.com
  2. 2. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? I will illustrate on that based upon: • VASAB 2010; • Via Baltica Spatial Development Zone (VBSDZ); • Estonian National Plan - Estonia 2010; • Pärnu, Rapla and Harju County Plans • Comprehensive Plan for Continental Area of Viimsi Municipality; • Comprehensive Plan for Äigrumäe village, Laiaküla village, Metsakasti village and part of Muuga Village in Viimsi Municipality; • how plans affect on land value. 2 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  3. 3. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? Short case study on how VASAB 2010 had influence on local planning based upon the idea of a high speed railway from Helsinki to Berlin. 3 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  4. 4. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? VASAB 2010 stated: Improved railway transportation system shall provide connections for long distances among “European” and “Baltic cities”. This includes high-speed long- distance passenger trains along selected corridors which interlink with the corresponding network for Western Europe via Berlin and Hamburg. Main high-speed railway lines 2010 and beyond: 4. Tallinn-Riga-Kaunas-Warsaw-Berlin- Hamburg. VASAB 2010 Towards a Framework for Spatial Development in the Baltic Sea Region (Tallinn Conference), 1994, see page 59 4 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  5. 5. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? Via Baltica Spatial Development Zone report stated that following Strategy and Actions are needed: Objective D.1.1. Fast international railway access to Central Europe Action D.1.1.1 To develop Rail Baltica as an high-speed railway Helsinki-Berlin (train ferry Helsinki-Tallinn, Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel Via Baltica Spatial Development Zone Summary Report 2000, Riga 2000, see page 95 5 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  6. 6. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? Estonian National Plan - Estonia 2010 has chosen the direction for high-speed railway to Europe. . Rail Baltica route The railway route goes form Tallinn directly to south and passes Pärnu. There is also shown a direction towards Finland (possibly via tunnel). Estonia 2010 is approved by Estonian Government 19. September 2000. 6 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  7. 7. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? . Rail Baltica and a tunnel to Based upon Estonian National Plan - Helsinki Estonia 2010 three counties on the route of high-speed railway have fixed its location on their couny plans: Pärnu County; Rapla County; Harju County. Although Harju County Plan was adopted 19.04.1999, before Estonia 2010, there are the also chosen the Tallinn – Berlin high speed railway and tunnel routes towards Helsinki. 7 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  8. 8. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? Based upon Harju County Plan Viimsi Municipality was forced by County Governor to leave an area open for . The Rail Baltica Tallinn – Helsinki the tunnel area high speed railway tunnel in the Comprehensive Plan for Continental Area of Viimsi Municipality. 8 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  9. 9. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? According to the old Planning and Building Act and also according to the new Planning Act valid from 01.01.2003 in Estonia the approved nation-wide plan (Estonia 2010) is the base for county plans. County plans act according the law as a base for comprehensive plans and comprehensive plans again to detail land use plan. Land use plans are a base for project. Project is base for building. Even officially in Estonia there is no state level binding decision that the high speed railway should be built, state planning guidelines, valid plans and everyday planning practice stress it as one of the priorities. That means the final railway route in the whole country is not selected. This causes problems in local planning level while handling everyday construction, land use and planning questions. 9 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  10. 10. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? Viimsi Municipality was therefore forced to take another action and carry out a study for choosing the tunnel area and make a more detailed comprehensive plan for the tunnel area. The Comprehensive Plan for Äigrumäe village, Laiaküla village, Metsakasti village and part of The Rail Baltica railway Muuga Village in Viimsi Municipality and exact tunnel area . is already prepared. It is in the final stage and has got all the official approvals needed. During the public display it got several disapproving statements form land owners. Right now Count Governor is giving his opinions about the dispute. 10 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  11. 11. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? Comprehensive Plan for Äigrumäe village, Laiaküla village, Metsakasti village and part of Muuga Village in Viimsi Municipality showing the highspeed railway tunnel to Helsinki could be valid form Viimsi Municipality’s Council side next month. It only waits Estonian state The Rail Baltica railway approval from Harju County and exact tunnel area . Governor who have to look that the state interest according valid county and national plan are take into account and give his opinion about disputes between municipality and land owners. 11 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  12. 12. How has VASAB 2010 worked in every day life? Vision of VASAB 2010 has effected according the demonstrated case Estonia so, that it made local governments responsible on selecting the actual location of railway. Regardless the fact that countries still miss an common agreement on it and that for example Latvia has no National Plan to continue the high speed rail route from Estonian border towards South. 12 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  13. 13. The importance of common vision The vision of VASAB has and will have legal, political, environmental and financial output on everyday planning. Therefore we need to understand same ideas the same way. In case or Rail Baltica this is extremely important. Philosopher Bob Proctor has said: “Whatever you’re thinking about you will attract.” 13 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  14. 14. Aim of planning and vision Aim of planning is: To create the desired future by fully informed (= aware) decision making. Past Future Planned event Agreed terms Present 14 14 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 Lass and Ingvar Villido 2006 © Illustration by: Kaur www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  15. 15. Aim of planning and vision Any plans that becomes real is based upon a vision. Vision becomes real if people who have to follow it can relate to it. SWE FIN NO RUS EST VISION LV DK LT BY GER PL 15 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  16. 16. OÜ Head is independent consulting company focused on sharing skills of conscious planning and decision making. Our mission is to help our clients consciously create the development they need. This is achieved by strategic planning and personal coaching from our side and trough rational actions based on co-operation on our client’s side. We succeed through your success. www.headandlead.com 16 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  17. 17. OÜ Head Kaur Lass phone: +372 50 83 906 info@headandlead.com www.headandlead.ee www.headandlead.com 17 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com
  18. 18. In co-operation with: AS Pöyry Entec Lõõtsa 2A Tallinn 11415 Tel (+372) 617 7430, Faks (+372) 617 7431, entec.ee@poyry.com www.entec.ee www.poyry.com 18 © Kaur Lass 2008-2009 www.headandlead.com, kaur.lass@headandlead.com

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